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The Effect of Intubation on CPR

Emergency guidelines have started emphasizing continuous uninterrupted chest compressions for the treatment of cardiac arrests.

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Does Prehospital Intubation Influence Cardiac Arrest Survival?

See what this study suggests regarding the relationship between prehospital endotracheal intubation attempts and survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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Study Compares Airway Techniques for Pediatric Patients

Dr. Keith Wesley and paramedic Marshall Washick review a study that analyzes outcomes of endotracheal intubation on pediatric patients.

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The Impact of Mandatory Minimums on Intubation

This study is the first to look at a statistical model to determine the impact of setting mandatory minimums.

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Life of the Tube

Post-intubation management is an art form.

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Achieve 20/20 Glottic Visualization

Endotracheal intubation requires the practitioner to visualize the space between the vocal cords, known as the glottic opening or glottis, through which the ET tube is passed.

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Focus on RSI

This study examined the effect of OR intubation experience on RSI success rates for prehospital providers. We were unable to find literature addressing the teaching of RSI to paramedics who are already trained and experienced in ETI.

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The Video Laryngoscopy Movement

There’s considerable pressure on EMS to improve successful intubation rates, and the advent of video laryngoscopy designed for the field is poised to produce findings that support its use in this demanding context.

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‘Grounded’ Care

For years, direct laryngoscopy has been the gold standard by which to achieve intubation but it often yields surprisingly poor laryngeal views. A significant advance happened when the video laryngoscope was developed.

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Using Is Believing

The Martin County (Fla.) Fire Rescue department needed a solution for airway management. See what they discovered when they looked for one.

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