Exploring emergency airway management techniques for paramedics

Andy Parry
July 2013

Any patient's condition can deteriorate rapidly and for many different reasons. Maintaining a patient's airway and facilitating breathing is the main priority in any emergency situation, although achieving airway control can be difficult. All health professionals need to be able to safely undertake airway management and the key to the management of an airway is through a thorough assessment to firstly ensure whether the airway is patent or not. This paper will discuss airway management in the emergency and intensive care setting.

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