The occasional intubator needs a plan. I have got one! Have You?

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Following some discussion on who owns the airway (see the comments at the post Paralytic is the answer on EMPills Blog)

Have to admit: I’m an occasional intubator.

I manage something like 10 airways per month, all of them are “non conventional”, (no operating room, no chance to wake the patient, no chance to call an expert), and usually I have no time to evalute any of common indicators to predict difficult airway (time is often a rare issue in ground or air prehospital scenarios).

Half of the airway I manage are CRASH, half needs an RSI, so, shame on me, I’m also an occasional “paralytic agents user”.

So I desperatley need a plan

But lissen, I got one!

Or open the presentation from “Advanced airway on the field

Dear collegue, wathever intubator you are, occasional or regular,  feel free to submit any comment on the plan and also fell free, if you think it’s useful, to use and share it.

It will be appreciated.

See also:
Algoritmo per la gestione avanzata delle vie aeree
Anticipate Difficult airway
Protocollo SIARTI/PAMIA sulla gestione delle vie aeree in ambito preopedaliero
Prehospital Airway Management mind map


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