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A critical reassessment of ambulance service airway management in prehospital care: Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee Airway Working Group, June 2008
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    Regarding the JRCALC Airway Managment Report and the subsequent College of Paramedics position paper.
    • Scott Farmery, Anaesthetic Consultant and Surrey/Sussex HEMS Registrar
    • Other Contributors:
      • Bruce Wilson

    Firstly may we welcome the many excellent points raised on all sides. As active Pre-hospital Care practitioners we agree that there are important, unresolved issues regarding intubation(1). As practising Anaesthetists, while we acknowledge that intubation is not the only technique, we would consider the proposed withdrawal of intubation and the reliance on supra-glottic devices(1) to be premature for two reasons. Firstly,...

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