Emergency Medicine

Journal Club- May 2013: Does pre-hospital advanced airway management lead to worse patient outcomes?

Perhaps one of the most controversial topics in EM and prehospital literature was tackled by residents Tony Mueller and Eric Ernest (with faculty leader Dr Muelleman) a few weeks ago at an evening journal club dinner hosted at Dr Larsen’s house.  In their parsing out of the literature, the two residents debated whether recent evidence truly suggests poorer outcomes for patients who receive advanced airways by EMS prior to hospital arrival.  Many paramedics learn how to intubate unstable patients as part of their training, and… Continue Reading