Journal article

Exposure and confidence across critical airway procedures in pediatric emergency medicine: An international survey study

Joshua Nagler, Marc Auerbach, Michael C Monuteaux, John A Cheek, Franz E Babl, Ed Oakley, Lucia Nguyen, Arjun Rao, Sarah Dalton, Mark D Lyttle, Santiago Mintegi, Rakesh D Mistry, Andrew Dixon, Pedro Rino, Guillermo Kohn-Loncarica, Stuart R Dalziel, Simon Craig

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Airway management procedures are critical for emergency medicine (EM) physicians, but rarely performed skills in pediatric patients. Worldwide experience with respect to frequency and confidence in performing airway management skills has not been previously described. OBJECTIVES: Our aims were 1) to determine the frequency with which emergency medicine physicians perform airway procedures including: bag-mask ventilation (BMV), endotracheal intubation (ETI), laryngeal mask airway (LMA) insertion, tracheostomy tube change (TTC), and surgical airways, and 2) to investigate predictors of procedural confidence regarding advanced airway management in children. METHODS: A web-based surv..

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Grants

Awarded by Health Research Council of New Zealand


Awarded by Centre of Research Excellence for Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Canberra, Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

Stuart Dalziel's time was part funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC13/556) . Franz Babl and Ed Oakley are funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, Centre of Research Excellence for Paediatric Emergency Medicine GNT1058560) , Canberra, Australia; and supported by the Victorian Government's Infrastructure Support Program, Melbourne, Australia. Franz Babl's time was part funded by a grant from the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation, Melbourne, Australia, and an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship, Canberra, Australia.