Quick Take: Examining pediatric intubation

One medical director is challenging the current pediatric intubation paradigm, exploring direct and video laryngoscopy

DALLAS — At the 20th EMS State of the Science, a Gathering of Eagles Conference, RJ Frascone, medical director for Regions Hospital EMS in Minnesota asked the audience whether or not it’s important to intubate kids, particularly those that are not in cardiac arrest.

Frascone discussed his agency’s experiences involving pediatric intubation as the organization switched from direct laryngoscope to video laryngoscope. He also challenged the audience, noting it is time for another pediatric intubation trial.

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