Journal article

Intubation practices for children in emergency departments and intensive care units across Australia and New Zealand: A survey of medical staff

Shane George, Elliot Long, Ben Gelbart, Stuart R Dalziel, Franz E Babl, Andreas Schibler

Emergency Medicine Australasia | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Intubation of children in the emergency setting is a high-risk, low incidence event. Standardisation of clinical practice has been hampered by a lack of high-quality evidence to support one technique over another. The aim of the present study is to determine clinician preference in intubation practice of children in EDs and ICUs in Australia and New Zealand to provide baseline information to allow future targeted research focused on improving the safety and efficacy of paediatric emergency airway management. METHODS: The present study was a voluntary questionnaire undertaken by medical staff at registrar level or above in EDs and ICUs associated with the Paediatric Research in Eme..

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