Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Jun;96(26):e7177
Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland Department of Outcomes Research Department of General Anesthesiology and Outcomes Research, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Division and Institute of Investigation of Santiago (IDIS), Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, SERGAS, CLINURSID Investigation Group, Nursing Department, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, SAMID Network, Madrid, Spain.
Background: The aim of this study was to examine the application of the Eschmann tracheal tube introducer (ETTI) with 4 types of supraglottic airway devices (SADs) using a child-manikin.
Methods: A total of 79 paramedics were asked to exchange the 4 SADs for an endotracheal tube with the ETTI in 3 different scenarios using a randomized crossover study format: normal airway without chest compression; normal airway with uninterrupted chest compression; and difficult airway with uninterrupted chest compression. The primary outcome was time to SAD exchange, with the secondary outcome measuring the success of SAD exchange. Read More