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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 865-872

Emergency intubation outside operating room/intensive care unit settings: Are we following the recommendations for safe practice?

Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Amarjyoti Hazarika
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 4th Floor, Nehru Hospital, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh - 160 012
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/aer.AER_151_18

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Context: Although international guidelines have been developed for emergency tracheal intubation (ETI), there is little evidence of their applicability in developing countries. Aims: The aim of this study was done to evaluate the different methods of ETI that are practiced among anesthetist and anesthesia trainees in India outside operating room (OR)/intensive care unit (ICU) settings. Settings and Design: This was prospective observational audit did among anesthesia personals managing ETI outside OR and ICU. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted through an online survey using electronic media. Certified anesthetists and anesthesia trainees were sent a questionnaire where they were asked to complete and submit it online. Results: Out of 145 respondents, 52% were certified anesthetists. Availability of equipment, technical staff, and visual monitors was a big constraint. About 28% of the participants do not examine the airway before ETI, 61% of participants invariably do not perform rapid sequence induction and intubation, and 89% of the participants have only the bougie at their disposal with the availability of videolaryngoscope (10%) and Fibreoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) (6%) being scarce. About 12% of the respondents use capnography for ETI confirmation. Only 48% of the participants accompany the patient during shifting. Conclusions: Our survey has reported wide disparity during ETI with poor compliance to the international guidelines.

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