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Airway management: The past, present and future

There have never been as many products, procedures and monitors available to assist in managing an emergency patient’s airway and ventilation. In this special report, we look at the range of devices and options available to today's EMS provider, with commentary from a range of experts in the field.

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Airway devices of today: A far cry from With the increased complexity of medication-assisted airway management, we have had a need for better rescue devices. Unlike Johnny and Roy, today's EMS providers have many types of devices to choose from. Full Story
The EMS roundtable: Experts speak out on airway management There is a Chinese proverb that goes, "May you live in interesting times," and that's where EMS is right now in regard to airway management. Full Story
Managing the difficult airway in EMS Some EMS agencies carry a wide range of advanced airway tools, from video-laryngoscopes to percutaneous airway access devices. Others pretty much have just a cheap laryngoscope, ET tube and maybe a rescue airway. Full Story
EMS1 community: The future of airway management EMS technology is ever-evolving, especially when it comes to airway management. So we asked our Facebook community to engage in a little crystal-balling. Full Story
The origins of airway management: Tools and techniques Pioneers such as Trousseau and Trendelenburg really refined and popularized the tracheotomy operation Full Story

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EMS1 Featured Survey: Airway Management In early May of 2012, EMS1 conducted a survey on first responders’ use of Airway Management tools. They represent a poll of 203 Emergency Medical Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, and equivalent... Full Story

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