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Standardising intubation position terminology
  1. Joseph S Turner,
  2. Jonathan M Kirschner
  1. Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Joseph S Turner, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; turnjose{at}

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We recently published a systematic review of the impact of patient positioning in Emergency Medicine Journal.1 A significant challenge to completing this review and to conducting research to understand this topic is the lack of standardisation of positioning terminology. The 10 studies included in our review used five different terms to denote patient …

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  • Contributors JST contributed to the drafting and editing of this letter and has primary oversight of the letter. JMK contributed to the drafting and editing of this letter.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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