Laryngeal tube outperforms ETT in OHCA

#Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Pragmatic Airway Resucitation Trial : Laryngeal Tube vs. ETT. 72 hr survival (18.2% vs 15.3%), ROSC (27.9% vs 24.1%), hospital survival (10.8% vs 8.0), neurologically intact discharge (7.0% vs 5.0) all favoring LT with p=0.02 or less. — Russell Griffin LP, FP-C (@ResusFliteMedic) May 17, 2018

Human factors enablers and barriers for successful airway management

This new qualitative study from @hypoxicchicken et al. identifies and discusses human factors enablers and barriers for successful airway management. Should complex charts or posters mandating a specific approach be perceived as a barrier or enabler? — Anaesthesia (@Anaes_Journal) May 4, 2018

Airway management in unstable cervical spine injury “Assuming care is taken to limit neck movement, providers should use the intubation technique with which they have the most comfort and skill”. Directly applicable to prehospital/retrieval airway management of suspected CSI patients. — Bryan Feinstein (@bfeiny) April 14, 2018

Airway something something (waves hands in air)

With a couple of new papers landing that touch on the issue of how you provide and measure quality care around airway management, Dr Alan Garner returns to point at big animals that are bad at hiding. Two new airway papers have come across my desk in the last couple of weeks and I now […]Continue reading “Airway something something (waves hands in air)”

The Kids airway

IntroductionWelcome to one of the newest additions to Taming the SRU, a monthly installment of Air Care topics and pointers. Monthly posts will fall under one of four categories:Core Content: includes key knowledge all flight providers should know”Thoughts from the Front Lines” (TFTFL): interviews with experts in the field of flight med”How on Earth do… viaContinue reading “The Kids airway”