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Background. Airway management is a key component of prehospital care for seriously ill and injured patients. Although endotracheal intubation has been a commonly performed prehospital procedure for nearly three decades, the safety and efficacy profile of prehospital intubation has been challenged...
Background. Emergency medical services (EMS) responses to some scenes are potentially more dangerous than others, requiring EMS systems to develop policies that stage medical responders away from the scene until law enforcement has the area secured. Objectives. We sought to characterize the calls...