Airway Of Choice: What Is The Role Of Endotracheal Intubation In EMS Airway Management?
Description: The endotracheal tube is still the gold standard for airway control, but how safe and effective is pre-hospital intubation as a medical skill? What roles should “alternative” airways play in your practice? This program evaluates where EMS airway management stands now and where things are headed. Should your airway choices change if the problem is medical illness or traumatic injury? Do field-placed ET tubes improve patient outcomes? Should all cardiac arrest patients arrive at the hospital intubated? These questions and more will be discussed in the context of the latest trends, research and expert opinion.
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Learning Objectives: Students will learn:
– The most current recommendations for EMS airway management both “on a call” and “overall”.
– The most current recommendations for airway choice in cardiac arrest patients.
– The most current recommendations for educational and practice standards based on literature review and expert opinion.
– EMS airway management choices based on the needs and barriers for each patient.