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Airway management in UK ambulance services: where are we now?
  1. Jason George,
  2. Joanne Smith,
  3. Fionna Moore
  1. London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Ms Joanne Smith, Medical Directorate, London Ambulance Service, 220 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8SD, UK; joanne.smith{at}lond-amb.nhs.uk

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In March 2011, we sent a structured questionnaire to the Medical Directors of all 14 UK ambulance trusts. We explored whether trusts were still teaching endotracheal intubation (ETI). We felt this was pertinent considering the Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee recommendation in 2008 stating that ambulance services adopt supra glottic airway devices (SGAs) in preference to ETI.1 Questions were also asked regarding availability of end-tidal …

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