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Rapid Sequence Intubation With Video Laryngoscopy Common for Difficult Airways in Emergency Department
Jan 9, 2017
Predicted difficult airways in one emergency department are managed most often using rapid sequence intubation (RSI) and video laryngoscopy (VL), a recent study has found.
Although difficult airways occur frequently in emergency medicine, few studies have investigated the incidence, management and outcomes of these patients, according to the investigators.
“We’ve been collecting airway data at our institution for many years, and this past year we decided to focus on the difficult airway,” said John C. Sakles, MD, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, in Tucson. Dr. Sakles presented the study at the 2016 annual meeting of the Society for Airway Management....