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  • Published on:
    Pre-hospital airway management: not just for anaethetists
    • Keith Roberts, Surgical SHO
    • Other Contributors:
      • Tony Bleetman and Nick Sherwood

    Dear Editor

    We were interested to read the review of airway management in the emergency department by Clancy and Nolan.[1] Immediate airway care is in the corner stone of patient management - its importance is exemplified by the 'A' of the ABC mantra. We do not wish to go over the issues already raised but to introduce another aspect to the discussion.

    We are members of a local pre-hospital care group. Our...

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  • Published on:
    Airway management in the emergency department
    • Matthew Williams, Specialist Registrar anaesthesia/Intensive Care Medicine
    • Other Contributors:
      • Leilah Dare, Malcolm Watters

    Dear Editor

    We would like to congratulate Nolan and Clancy on their editorial addressing a controversial area.[1] We would like to comment on some of their points and add a few thoughts of our own.

    Notwithstanding our experience that there is rarely a significant delay in attendance to the emergency department (ED) by anaesthetists/intensivists, we agree that there is likely to be an increase in emer...

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