We were lucky enough to be back at the fantastic TraumaCare Conference last week.
There were a whole host of fantastic talks on offer and the Emergency Medicine stream, arranged by our very own Rob Fenwick, included a pro/con debate on whether Emergency Medicine should be managing the trauma airway. During that debate a number of important papers were raised on the evolution and improvement in advanced airway management. In this podcast we’ll run through some of the most important points from that talk.
Make sure you take a look at the papers yourself and come to your own conclusions.
Simon & Rob
References & Further Reading
Effect of Use of a Bougie vs Endotracheal Tube and Stylet on First-Attempt Intubation SuccessAmong Patients With Difficult Airways Undergoing Emergency Intubation: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Driver BE. JAMA. 2018
Effect of the use of an endotracheal tube and stylet versus an endotracheal tube alone on first-attempt intubation success: a multicentre, randomised clinical trial in 999 patients. Samir Jaber. Intensive Care Med. 2021