Am J Emerg Med 2021 04 31;42:70-77. Epub 2020 Dec 31.
Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT), Australia and New Zealand; Paediatric Emergency Department, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Paediatrics, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Monash University, Australia.
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. Read More