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October, 2017 issue 1017
MONTHLY FOCUS: Airway management
What you need to know about airway management
By Jonathan Lee
Airway management in the prehospital environment is messy business.
A recent study of prehospital intubation in trauma found that 44.3 percent of the patients had gross contamination of the airway at the time of intubation (most commonly blood, followed by vomit, teeth or brain).
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