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Prehospital rapid sequence intubation
  1. P J Shirley,
  2. D Pogson1
  1. 1Intensive Care Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia

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    We read with interest the recent paper by Mackay and colleagues regarding the safety of prehospital rapid sequence induction by emergency physicians1 and would like to make two observations. Despite grading more of the patients as Cormack-Lehane 1 and 2 (95% compared with 81.5% in the emergency physician group) the anaesthetists were still using the gum elastic bougie more often (60.4% versus 51.0%). The use of the …

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