Recent Advances in Anesthesiology

Volume: 3

An Update on Out-of-Hospital Airway Management

Author(s): Alfredo Serrano-Moraza and Armando J. Munayco Sánchez

Pp: 253-267 (15)

DOI: 10.2174/9789811432385120030024

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Emergency Management of the Airway (EMA) may become a major challenge in the prehospital setting, in part because of differential and specific characteristics of Patient, Pathology and Environment. Sometimes, these procedures will be part of the initial resuscitation efforts, even in respiratory or cardiac arrest scenarios. Historical and preliminary articles show an increased incidence in airwayrelated complications in the prehospital. Most of this variability depends on the distinct comparison between different Prehospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and sources, different personnel origin, educational programs, level of skills, etc. The idea is to reduce these important differences to promote safety as the main goal.

Keywords: Advanced Life Support, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, CPR, Difficult airway, Emergency Medical Services, EMS, Endotracheal intubation, ETI, High-qualified intubation, High-quality CPR, Out-of-hospital, Prehospital, Prehospital Emergency Medicine, Rescue Support.

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