Table 3

Immediate complications

Emergency medicineAnaesthesia
Figures are number of individual complications. All oesophageal intubations were immediately recognised and all patients had their tracheas intubated.
Oesophageal intubation176
Endobronchial intubation63
Aspiration26
Vomiting/regurgitation46
Critical desaturation107
Severe hypotension (systolic BP <90 mm Hg)178
Surgical airway11
Cardiac arrest31