EMS Medical Director Williamson County EMS Georgetown, Texas
Description: Advanced Airway Management (AAM) is a critical skill and a core tool in the EMS toolbox. But, as “everyone knows”, paramedics should not be intubating cardiac arrest. Or every piece of emergency apparatus should have an intubating paramedic on it. So… what is true, and what is “Fake News”? How are we to tell? Dr. Jarvis will provide a scientific basis by which medics can answer this question for themselves. He will provide a fast-paced review of the literature concerning EMS Advanced Airway Management and do so in a way that won’t put you to sleep.
understand how literature should provide the foundation for clinical practice.
describe the success rates of various types of AAM methods
describe the impact of AAM on clinical outcomes
understand the impact of age on first pass success
define the AAM ‘plateau point’ and what it means to EMS