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The effectiveness of supraglottic airway devices in pre hospital basic life support airway management
  1. M Dixon,
  2. N Carmody,
  3. C O’Donnell
  1. University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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    Introduction

    Basic life support (BLS) providers resuscitate in ambulances using oropharyngeal (OP) airways and bag valve mask (BVM) ventilation. This study is designed to evaluate whether mobile BVM ventilation is effective, whether supraglottic airway devices aid improved ventilation and if so, which supraglottic device is most suitable for patient ventilation while mobile.

    Methods

    Nineteen BLS certified paramedics were trained …

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