A 12 month retrospective study of airway management practices

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dc.contributor.author Fry, M
dc.contributor.author Ruperto, K
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:49:58Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation International Emergency Nursing, 2009, 17 (2), pp. 108 - 112
dc.identifier.issn 0965-2302
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/9485
dc.description.abstract Introduction Australian emergency nurses have a primary role in advanced airway management. Consequently, they need to be competent in, and have a systematic approach to, airway preparation, management and rescue. Aim The aims of the study were to (i) identify all patients undergoing endotracheal intubations in the emergency department; (ii) describe patient characteristics, diagnosis and disposition; and, (iii) review the introduction of an advanced airway management algorithm and difficult airway equipment tray. Methods A 12 month retrospective study was undertaken (1/1/2006 to 31/12/2006) of all patients requiring oral endotracheal intubation. A survey was conducted to determine nursing confidence and practice with intubation and the benefit of introducing an advanced airway management algorithm and a preassembled difficult airway equipment tray. Results Two hundred and fifty three patients required intubation during the study. The age ranged from neonates/infants to 98 years. Emergency nurses felt confident in assisting with endotracheal intubation and regularly encountered airway rescue situations. The pre-assembled difficult airway equipment and airway management algorithm led to improved confidence and practice. Conclusion Endotracheal intubation is a regular ED intervention. Emergency nurses need to have knowledge of airway management and rescue. A developed airway management algorithm and difficult airway equipment tray improved nursing confidence, expertise and response time in advanced airway interventions.
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.5830/CVJA-2012-072
dc.title A 12 month retrospective study of airway management practices
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent International Emergency Nursing
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 17
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation London, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 108 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 112 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 103222
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Difficult airway; Intubation; Airway management; Airway equipment en_US
dc.description.keywords Difficult airway
dc.description.keywords Intubation
dc.description.keywords Airway management
dc.description.keywords Airway equipment
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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