Endotracheal intubation resources
Although union membership is primarily aimed at improving employment terms and working conditions, UNISON is also involved in representing its members in clinical issues. As well as approving changes to policy, UNISON Great Western Ambulance Branch has members who sit on the GWAS Clinical Forum.
An unprecedented amount of interest resulted in the suggestion that GWAS may remove intubation from the skillset of paramedics. This was prompted in part by a document released by JRCALC, included in the table below. This page contains resources that can be used by you to draw your own conclusions. Please feed back to the Medical Director, the Clinical Forum or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to share additional links, or find a link doesn't work, please email us.
College of Paramedics (British Paramedic Association) updated position paper on paramedic intubation
A comparison of seal in seven supraglottic airway devices
Demystifying direct laryngoscopy
Limited opportunities for paramedic student endotracheal intubation training in the operating room
Out of hospital endotracheal intubation - where are we?
Patient status and time to intubation
Procedural experience with out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation
Simulators and difficult airway management skills
National Occupational Standards: Perform advanced life support for an adult
Gum elastic bougies in difficult intubation
Difficult intubation, the bougie and the stylet
Laryngoscopy Positioning in an Obese Patient
Prehospital endotracheal intubation in adult major trauma patients with head injury
Colourimetric CO2 detector versus capnography for confirming ET tube placement
Pre-hospital intubation for trauma patients
Do head elevation and neck flexion improve laryngeal view and the likelihood of successful intubation
Do beards really bear bad tidings for anaesthetists?
Use of end-tidal carbon dioxide indicators in prehospital intubations will reduce the number of incorrectly placed endotracheal tubes
ETT Cuff Inflation Assessment The experience and practice of Fire Department of New York paramedics
it: Does endotracheal intubation help children?