EMS Medical Director Williamson County EMS Georgetown, Texas
Description: Wondering what practices in EMS airway management are or are not evidence-based? Come find out as Drs. Wang, Jarvis, Levy, and Crowe share the findings of the National Association of EMS Physicians Compendium of Position Statements on Prehospital Airway Management. The product of over 100 contributors, this monumental project pulled together scientific evidence and expert opinion supporting best practices for the entire spectrum of prehospital airway management, including interventions (manual ventilation, supraglottic airways, drug assisted intubation, surgical airways, peri-airway management, cardiac arrest and trauma airway management, non-invasive ventilation and mechanical ventilators), training and education, and quality management. The speakers will detail how these state-of-the-art recommendations will influence prehospital airway practice.
Identify the objectives of the NAEMSP Airway Management Compendium project.
Describe three best practices for prehospital airway management.
Discuss how the collection of expert opinions may influence clinical airway management practices.