Impact of prehospital airway management on combat mortality

Impact of prehospital airway management on combat mortality IntroductionAnalysis of modern military conflicts suggests that airway compromise remains the second leading cause of preventable death of combat fatalities. This study compares outcomes of combat casualties that received prehospital airway interventions, specifically bag valve mask (BVM) ventilation, cricothyrotomy, and supraglottic airway (SGA) placement. The goal is to compare the effectiveness of airway management strategies used in the military pre-hospital setting. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Journal of Emergency Medicine Elsevier

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
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0735-6757
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10.1016/j.ajem.2018.02.007
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Abstract

IntroductionAnalysis of modern military conflicts suggests that airway compromise remains the second leading cause of preventable death of combat fatalities. This study compares outcomes of combat casualties that received prehospital airway interventions, specifically bag valve mask (BVM) ventilation, cricothyrotomy, and supraglottic airway (SGA) placement. The goal is to compare the effectiveness of airway management strategies used in the military pre-hospital setting.

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The American Journal of Emergency MedicineElsevier

Published: Jun 1, 2018

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