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Paramedic orotracheal intubation: a feasibility study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6518049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to determine whether paramedics could be effectively trained in the skill of orotracheal intubation, 11 paramedics were entered into a pilot study. All paramedics received the same limited didactic, cadaver, and in vivo clinical preparation. Over a six-month period, intubation was attempted on 33 patients in a variety of field situations. Intubation was successful in 28 cases with no reported complications. Subsequently, training has been expanded to a large number of paramedics, and the experience with intubation now includes a total of 128 patients and an overall success rate of 86%. It is concluded that paramedics can safely and effectively perform orotracheal intubation in a variety of adverse field conditions.
D A Guss; M Posluszny
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0735-6757     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1984 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-20     Completed Date:  1985-03-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309942     Medline TA:  Am J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-401     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Allied Health Personnel / education*
Child, Preschool
Emergency Medical Technicians / education*
Intubation* / education,  instrumentation
Intubation, Intratracheal* / education
Middle Aged

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