Difficult Airway Management in Adult COVID-19 Patients Difficult Airway Management in Adult COVID-19 Patients
The Society for Airway Management gives guidance for optimizing successful management of the difficult airway in adults with COVID-19, while minimizing the risk of clinician exposure.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Emergency Airway Management in the Time of COVID-19 Emergency Airway Management in the Time of COVID-19
While high complication rates are associated with tracheal intubation of the critically ill, a recent report reveals that intubation of patients with COVID-19 has had high rates of first-pass success.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

When is Post-Operative Bleeding Most Likely to Occur after a Tonsillectomy?
Discussion Tonsillectomy is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the US with pressure equalizing tubes and circumcisions also being among the top procedures. About 500,000 are performed yearly in the US in children under 15 years. Primary indications are recurrent throat infections (e.g. “
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 19, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Olympus Launches Line of Airway Mobilescopes
All-in-one Design Allows Use by Anesthesiologists, Pulmonologists, and ICU Caregivers for a Range of Recordable, Sharable Airway Management Procedures CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 10, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Olympus announced today... Devices, FDA, Product Launch Olympus, Airway Mobilescope (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Airway Management in Surgical Patients With OSA Airway Management in Surgical Patients With OSA
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea have a significantly higher risk of difficult intubation and difficult mask ventilation. How should anesthesia technique be adapted to accommodate these patients?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 4, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Drowning survival: do differences in EMT airway management matter? - Bierens JJLM.
The closing conclusion of the study by Ryan et al., on the impact of prehospital airway interventions on cardiac arrest following drowning and published in this issue of Resuscitation, is that survival to discharge with good neurological outcome, in their ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Acute respiratory failure and burn patient outcomes - Maarouf R, Campbell C.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Advances in the care of inhalational injuries have not kept pace with advances that have been seen in the treatment of cutaneous burns. There is not yet a standard of care for best outcomes for airway management of patients with known or... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Outcomes of early tracheostomy for patients with COVID-19
(JAMA Network) A retrospective medical record review was done of 148 patients to   assess outcomes from early tracheostomy in the airway management of patients with COVID-19 who required mechanical ventilation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Seizure in the Skies of Remoteness: A Case Review
Conclusion While this case review describes an unusual approach to a medical retrieval, remote health care providers in developing nations face major clinical, ethical and legal challenges such as these described. The challenges of prehospital care are dynamic, yet in the remote context they are even more so. In these situations, a careful assessment of risk verses reward is paramount. In these situations, it I just as important to withhold certain interventions as it is to administer them. References Broughton W. Pre-hospital paediatric seizures: midazolam versus diazepam. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2014;6(10...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Patient Care Air Ambulance Case Report EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Seizure in the Skies of Remoteness: A Case Review
Conclusion While this case review describes an unusual approach to a medical retrieval, remote health care providers in developing nations face major clinical, ethical and legal challenges such as these described. The challenges of prehospital care are dynamic, yet in the remote context they are even more so. In these situations, a careful assessment of risk verses reward is paramount. In these situations, it I just as important to withhold certain interventions as it is to administer them. References Broughton W. Pre-hospital paediatric seizures: midazolam versus diazepam. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2014;6(10...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Patient Care Air Ambulance Case Report EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Seizure in the Skies of Remoteness: A Case Review
Conclusion While this case review describes an unusual approach to a medical retrieval, remote health care providers in developing nations face major clinical, ethical and legal challenges such as these described. The challenges of prehospital care are dynamic, yet in the remote context they are even more so. In these situations, a careful assessment of risk verses reward is paramount. In these situations, it I just as important to withhold certain interventions as it is to administer them. References Broughton W. Pre-hospital paediatric seizures: midazolam versus diazepam. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2014;6(10...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Patient Care Air Ambulance Case Report EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Seizure in the Skies of Remoteness: A Case Review
Conclusion While this case review describes an unusual approach to a medical retrieval, remote health care providers in developing nations face major clinical, ethical and legal challenges such as these described. The challenges of prehospital care are dynamic, yet in the remote context they are even more so. In these situations, a careful assessment of risk verses reward is paramount. In these situations, it I just as important to withhold certain interventions as it is to administer them. References Broughton W. Pre-hospital paediatric seizures: midazolam versus diazepam. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2014;6(10...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Patient Care Air Ambulance Case Report EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Seizure in the Skies of Remoteness: A Case Review
Conclusion While this case review describes an unusual approach to a medical retrieval, remote healthcare providers in developing nations face major clinical, ethical and legal challenges such as these described. The challenges of prehospital care are dynamic, yet in the remote context they are even more so. In these situations, a careful assessment of risk verses reward is paramount. In these situations, it I just as important to withhold certain interventions as it is to administer them. References Broughton W. Pre-hospital paediatric seizures: midazolam versus diazepam. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2014;6(10)...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Patient Care Air Ambulance Case Report EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Seizure in the Skies of Remoteness: A Case Review
Conclusion While this case review describes an unusual approach to a medical retrieval, remote health care providers in developing nations face major clinical, ethical and legal challenges such as these described. The challenges of prehospital care are dynamic, yet in the remote context they are even more so. In these situations, a careful assessment of risk verses reward is paramount. In these situations, it I just as important to withhold certain interventions as it is to administer them. References Broughton W. Pre-hospital paediatric seizures: midazolam versus diazepam. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2014;6(10...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Patient Care Air Ambulance Case Report EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Aerosol generation during airway management, Difficult Airway Society
The precautionary principle should be adhered to and while there is uncertainty HCW safety should be prioritised. Public Health bodies from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and NERVTAG may update their guidance in the light of the evolving evidence base, but until then, our recommendation is to maintain current standards of protection against aerosol transmission during airway management. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Airway Management: Expert Tips on Infection Control COVID-19 Airway Management: Expert Tips on Infection Control
As approaches to airway management of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 continue to evolve, practicing vigilant transmission-based infection control precautions remains essential.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Airway Management in the OR in COVID-19 Adult Patients Airway Management in the OR in COVID-19 Adult Patients
This article offers guidance on airway management for a variety of critical care and procedural settings in patients with known or suspected COVID-19 infection.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Airway guidance for the endemic phase of COVID-19, FICM (published 11th August 2020)
Consensus airway guidelines from the Difficult Airway Society (DAS), Association of Anaesthetists, Intensive Care Society, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) were published on the 2 External 0 0 0 Anaesthesia-Intensive Care Medicine hub false https://icmanaesthesiacovid-19.org/covid-19-airway-management-principles true false%> website in April 2020 and subsequently 2 External 0 0 0 in the journal Anaesthesia false https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/anae.15054 true false%>. These focus mainly on management of critically ill patients with confirmed or suspected CO...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ventilatory Mechanics in the Patient With Obesity Ventilatory Mechanics in the Patient With Obesity
This article examines the influence of obesity on airway management and the mechanics of respiration during spontaneous breathing and artificial ventilation.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Survey Finds Anesthesiologists Prepared for COVID-19 Patients
FRIDAY, April 24, 2020 -- Anesthesiologists on the front lines of treating surgical COVID-19 patients in Turkey are generally knowledgeable about airway management, according to the results of a national survey published online April 6 in Surgical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Consensus guidelines for managing the airway in children with COVID-19, The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine & others
Airway management of patients with COVID-19 is high risk to staff and patients. Guidance has been published directed at adult practice. The vast majority of this guidance is also applicable to paediatric patients. This consensus statement provides advice for anaesthetists who undertake airway management in paediatric patients suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 and seeks to provide clarity where that guidance differs for paediatric patients. It is not directly relevant to neonatal practice in neonatal ICUs (NICUs). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Army doctors invent COVID-19 isolation chamber to protect hospital staff
(TechLink) The COVID-19 Airway Management Isolation Chamber is a barrier device constructed by draping clear plastic sheeting over a box-like frame made of common PVC piping that directs a particle capturing airflow over the patients head and chest. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 –Related Airway Management Clinical Practice Guidelines (SIAARTI/EAMS, 2020)
2020 clinical practice guidelines from the SIAARTI Airway Research Group and the European Airway Management Society on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)–related airway management. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessment of firearm injuries undergoing advanced airway management: Role II hospital experience - Eksert S, A şık MB, Kaya M.
BACKGROUND: Airway problems are one of the most important factors affecting mortality in firearm injuries. The present study aims to examine the data of patients who underwent advanced airway support due to explosion and bullet injuries in a Role II hospit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Airway Management: COVID-19
Source: Societ à Italiana di Anestesia, Analgesia, Rianimazione e Terapia Intensiva (SIAARTI). Published: 3/2020. This one-page poster describes how one of the most critical issues regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) patients is the transitory phase between initial symptoms and potentially severe evolution requirin g critical care, while taking into account the comorbidities. It details Integrated Competencies for Every Phase/Step; Airborne Protection for Every Phase/Step in Critical Care Settings (If Possible); and Anticipate Needs, Maximize First-Pass Success. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prehospital Airway Management: A Systematic Review
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (AHRQ). Published: 2/19/2020. The purpose of this systematic review is to identify and synthesize the evidence available to support the development of evidence-based recommendations and guidelines for prehospital airway management. It considers how the benefits and harms of different methods may differ across these factors: patient characteristics (e.g., demographics, type and severity of illness or injury, and the patient location/environment); the techniques and devices used for each airway management approach; and the char...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Attempted suicide with a crossbow - Dubernard X, Dutheil C, Legros V.
INTRODUCTION: Airway management and control of bleeding are essential aspects of the management of attempted suicide involving the head and neck. Attempted suicide using a crossbow is exceptional. The patient's respiratory status, the position of the cross... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

SGA vs ETT During Interventional Pulmonary Procedures SGA vs ETT During Interventional Pulmonary Procedures
What is the optimal airway management for patients undergoing interventional pulmonary procedures under general anesthesia?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Guidelines for Active Bystanders
Source: Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC). Published: 1/2/2020. This five-page document provides 11 tactical emergency casualty care actions for active bystanders to take, including for severe bleeding, airway management, hypothermia, burns, pain control, and shock. It also provides definitions for related terms. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

' G-Spot' Slide Ignites Outrage About Content at Conference'G-Spot' Slide Ignites Outrage About Content at Conference
At the World Airway Management annual meeting, a presenter made jokes about the female G-spot and showed images of a man choking a woman.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 26, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Current Difficult Airway Management--Not Good Enough! Current Difficult Airway Management--Not Good Enough!
Have updated practice guidelines and refined airway management devices and techniques improved patient outcomes in difficult tracheal intubations? A new study finds there's much room for improvement.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Lancaster County, Pa. EMS Concerned About National Drug Shortage
  Fox 43 MOUNT JOY, Pa. – First responders in Pennsylvania are sounding off on a nationwide drug shortage they say is putting people in their community in danger. Paramedic Rob Walker of Susquehanna Valley EMS tells Fox 43: "It is medications you would never believe, and the list is long, and will make you shake your head.” Some of the drugs EMTs and paramedics in Lancaster County need include fentanyl, ketamine, epinephrine, and sodium bicarbonate, according to the report. According to a Sept. 2018 article on JEMS written by Vincent D. Robbins, FACPE, FACHE, 93% of the shortages are caused by...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 27, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jeff Frankel Tags: News Resiliency Patient Care Source Type: news

Lancaster County, Pa. EMS Concerned About National Drug Shortage
  Fox 43 MOUNT JOY, Pa. – First responders in Pennsylvania are sounding off on a nationwide drug shortage they say is putting people in their community in danger. Paramedic Rob Walker of Susquehanna Valley EMS tells Fox 43: "It is medications you would never believe, and the list is long, and will make you shake your head.” Some of the drugs EMTs and paramedics in Lancaster County need include fentanyl, ketamine, epinephrine, and sodium bicarbonate, according to the report. According to a Sept. 2018 article on JEMS written by Vincent D. Robbins, FACPE, FACHE, 93% of the shortages are caused by...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 27, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jeff Frankel Tags: News Resiliency Patient Care Source Type: news

International Prehospital Medicine Institute Literature Review, August 2019
International Prehospital Medicine Institute A look at some of the most up-to-date prehospital information and education to those who provide emergency medical care in the prehospital setting.   Introduction The mission of the International Prehospital Medicine Institute (IPHMI) is to provide the most up-to-date prehospital information and education at an affordable cost to those individuals worldwide who provide emergency medical care in the prehospital setting. In service to that mission, we review the published literature specific to prehospital care. We then summarize the article to help explain exactly what it is...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 19, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: International Prehospital Medicine Institute Tags: Exclusive Articles News Patient Care Source Type: news

International Prehospital Medicine Institute Literature Review, August 2019
International Prehospital Medicine Institute A look at some of the most up-to-date prehospital information and education to those who provide emergency medical care in the prehospital setting.   Introduction The mission of the International Prehospital Medicine Institute (IPHMI) is to provide the most up-to-date prehospital information and education at an affordable cost to those individuals worldwide who provide emergency medical care in the prehospital setting. In service to that mission, we review the published literature specific to prehospital care. We then summarize the article to help explain exactly what it is...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 19, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: International Prehospital Medicine Institute Tags: Exclusive Articles News Patient Care Source Type: news

Alternatives to Rapid Sequence Intubation Alternatives to Rapid Sequence Intubation
What advantages might the use of ketamine provide in emergency airway management?Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 16, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

A comparison of airway management devices in simulated entrapment-trauma: a prospective manikin study - Pap R, van Loggerenberg C.
INTRODUCTION: In the patient entrapped after a motor vehicle collision (MVC), advanced airway management may need to be performed before extrication. The aim of this study was to compare four airway management devices utilized by paramedics in a simulated ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

National Trial Underway to Settle Airway Management Debate in Traumas
Source: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC will lead nearly two dozen emergency medical service (EMS) agencies across the country in a Department of Defense (DOD)-funded clinical trial aimed at improving survival among people who have difficulty breathing after a trauma. SEE VIDEO>> The Prehospital Airway Control Trial (PACT) is an $8.8 million, four-year study, beginning at the end of 2019 that will test different strategies to help patients breathe at the scene of a trauma, to see if one works better than an...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 24, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Airway & Respiratory News Patient Care Source Type: news

National Trial Underway to Settle Airway Management Debate in Traumas
Source: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC will lead nearly two dozen emergency medical service (EMS) agencies across the country in a Department of Defense (DOD)-funded clinical trial aimed at improving survival among people who have difficulty breathing after a trauma. SEE VIDEO>> The Prehospital Airway Control Trial (PACT) is an $8.8 million, four-year study, beginning at the end of 2019 that will test different strategies to help patients breathe at the scene of a trauma, to see if one works better than an...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 24, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Airway & Respiratory News Patient Care Source Type: news

One EMS System Develops a Rational 911 Response
We presented the total number of calls, the number of transports, the prehospital mortality rate, the total rate of critical interventions, and the breakdown of those critical interventions for each determinant on our website: http://www.alcoems.org/mpds-categories/. The optimal presentation of this data has been driven by several iterations over the past several years.4-7 The list of time-critical interventions include those that involve cardiac arrest, advanced airway management, STEMI/Stroke/Trauma alert patients, and those with treatment of active seizures. (Table 1) (Source: JEMS Operations)
Source: JEMS Operations - June 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Karl A. Sporer, MD, FACEP, FACP Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

The Cutting Edge of Adult Cricothyrotomy: Are EMS Protocols Keeping Up?
An ALS unit is dispatched for an adult patient complaining of severe painful swallowing and difficulty breathing. Upon arrival the patient is acutely decompensating with increasing respiratory effort and diminished color. Supplemental oxygen isn’t providing adequate perfusion. Due to the patient’s rapidly deteriorating condition, the decision is made to intubate. As the laryngoscope is slid beyond the oral cavity, severe epiglottic swelling is visualized. After one intubation attempt the swelling worsens. At this point, endotracheal intubation is not feasible. With no options left, the paramedic resorts to reac...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Garrett Thompson, AEMT, BS, MPH Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Registration Now Open for Carestream Dental ’s 2019 Global Oral Health Summit
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2019 Oral health takes center stage in Music City this November as Carestream Dental opens registration for its 2019 Global Oral Health Summit. At the Summit, every attendee is a star as they learn how to “Power the Performance of Your Practice” from trainers, industry leaders and Carestream Dental designers and developers. The band ’s all here. From Nov. 7-9, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn., at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, hundreds of doctors, office managers, assistants and hygienists from across all specialties will learn more about combining their practic...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

EMS Physicians Address Ongoing Critical Drug Shortages in DC Hill Day
Washington (April 23, 2019) – National Association of EMS Physicians® (NAEMSP®) members joined other EMS professionals on Capitol Hill last week to advocate for issues affecting quality prehospital patient care. Drug shortages again emerged as a top concern, as emergency medical facilities across the country are forced to severely restrict use of certain IV fluids, anti-nausea medications, airway management medications and other essential emergency medications (EEMs), many of which have no suitable substitute. Of the 176 EMS physician medical directors who responded to a survey NAEMSP conducted ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 24, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

ECG rhythm and airway management make all the difference during a heart attack
(Osaka University) Japan-based research examined a large-scale national registry of cardiac arrest cases to measure the effects of advanced airway management (AAM) on one-month outcomes after patients survived. The deep statistical analysis found that patients not needing electrical defibrillation (based on ECG rhythm) and receiving AAM had better outcomes, such as hospital discharge. The results suggest ECG rhythm is a valuable indicator for deciding on whether to use AAM during cardiac arrest. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adroit Surgical Is Pleased to Announce as of Today the Following Distributor Partners Are Offering Adroit Surgical ’s New Vie Scope Product to the EMS Market
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Adroit Surgical is pleased to announce the following Distributor Partners now offer the full line of Adroit Surgical products to the North American EMS Market. Distributors are listed in alphabetical order: Dixie EMS E. Pickering Guardian EMS Supply J&B Medical Live Action Safety Medline Industries The EMS Stoeighre The Fire Store Kris Bordnick, Director of EMS Sales issued the following statement regarding the announcement – “We are looking forward to partnering with these premier EMS Distributors to offer Adroit Surgical’s product line to EMS Professionals throughout Nort...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 27, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Adroit Surgical (press release) Tags: Airway & Respiratory Press Releases Source Type: news

Clinical Performance Measures that Matter —Are You Ready?
This article has been revised since it was originally posted on 12/11/2018. Figures 3 and 4 were not correct in the previous version and were replaced on 12/14/2018 at 6:00pm PST. No changes have been made to the text of the article. Ask EMS professionals to define “quality in EMS” and you may get a tip of the head and an answer like, “Well, I’m not sure, but I know it when I see it.” In today’s healthcare environment, demonstrating quality is crucial. Payers are increasingly linking payment to outcome and quality, and becoming less interesting in paying for services that don’t add...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Wayne C. Harbour, NRP Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Supraglottic Airway Device or Tracheal Intubation in OHCA? Supraglottic Airway Device or Tracheal Intubation in OHCA?
Is a supraglottic airway device superior to tracheal intubation as the initial advanced airway management strategy in adults with nontraumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest?Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Podcast: Bedside examination tests to detect beforehand adults who are likely to be difficult to intubate
In conclusion, therefore, standard bedside airway examination tests for difficult airways in patients with no apparent airway abnormalities do not appear to be good screening tests, and we urge great caution in their use and interpretation. "Read the Cochrane ReviewVisit theCochrane Anaesthesia, Critical and Emergency Care websiteListen to more Cochrane PodcastsGet Cochrane Podcasts on iTunesTuesday, November 13, 2018 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Raising the Intubation Bar is Noble, But Not Practical
We thank Mr. Wood and Mr. Podsialdo for their insightful comments regarding the Pragmatic Airway Resuscitation Trial (PART) results.  With regards to their comment of prior studies finding better outcomes with intubation than supraglottic airways, one must bear in mind that these prior studies were biased by their retrospective designs; the airway was selected by paramedic choice and may have been influenced by a range of factors such as the patient’s condition, anatomy, the physical environment or the practitioner’s level of comfort. Meta-analysis or systematic reviews of these retrospective studies ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Shannon W. Stephens, EMT-P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Raising the Intubation Bar is Noble, But Not Practical
We thank Mr. Wood and Mr. Podsialdo for their insightful comments regarding the Pragmatic Airway Resuscitation Trial (PART) results.  With regards to their comment of prior studies finding better outcomes with intubation than supraglottic airways, one must bear in mind that these prior studies were biased by their retrospective designs; the airway was selected by paramedic choice and may have been influenced by a range of factors such as the patient’s condition, anatomy, the physical environment or the practitioner’s level of comfort. Meta-analysis or systematic reviews of these retrospective studies ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Shannon W. Stephens, EMT-P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news