Statement of the Austrian Society for Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care Medicine ( ÖGARI) on the use of laryngeal tubes by ambulancemen and paramedics.

[Statement of the Austrian Society for Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care Medicine (ÖGARI) on the use of laryngeal tubes by ambulancemen and paramedics]. Anaesthesist. 2019 May 21;: Authors: Trimmel H, Halmich M, Paal P Abstract Due to an increasing number of severe complications reported during the prehospital application of laryngeal tubes, the Austrian Society for Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care Medicine (ÖGARI) is prompted to formulate a respective statement. With regard to the current training situation and the applicable laws, ÖGARI recommends to convert the "Emergency Competence for Endotracheal Intubation (NKI)" for emergency paramedics into an "Emergency Competence for Extraglottic Airway Management, (NK-EGA)". Training should include at least 40 h of theoretical instruction, hands-on training on the manikin to secure mastery of the methodology and at least 20 successful applications under clinically elective conditions in adult patients under direct medical supervision. Here, depending on local conditions, both laryngeal mask and laryngeal tube can be used. In the prehospital environment, the device must be used which has been trained as mentioned above. Only 2nd generation EGA should be used. After successful EGA placement timely cuff pressure monitoring and gastric suction should be performed. The use of an EGA by ambulance-men cannot be recommended; these have to b...
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