This article emphasizes the importance of recognizing and managing the “physiologically difficult airway” in EMS.
Differentiating between pulmonary diseases is key in providing the correct and adequate treatment.
Research indicates hypoxia, hypotension and multiple intubation attempts in airway management greatly contribute to morbidity and mortality.
Inaccurate cuff pressure can lead to tracheal stenosis, ischemia and pressure ulcers, underlining the need for vigilant monitoring and adjustments.
In the fast-paced world of prehospital emergency medicine, mastering trauma airway management is an indispensable skill for EMTs and paramedics.