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Pediatric lma ems

Matthew Hansen, William Lambert, Jeanne-Marie Guise, Craig R Warden, N Clay Mann, Henry Wang
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to characterize pediatric out-of-hospital airway management interventions, success rates, and complications in the United States using the 2012 National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) dataset. METHODS: In 2012, NEMSIS collected data from Emergency Medical Services (EMS) encounters in 40 states. We included all patients less than 18 years of age and identified all patients who had airway interventions including endotracheal intubation (ETI), bag-valve-mask ventilation (BVM), continuous positive airway pressure/bilevel positive airway pressure (CPAP/BiPAP) and alternate airways (Combitube, King LT, Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA), esophageal obturator airway, and cricothyroidotomy)...
May 2015: Resuscitation
Chang Bae Park, Sang Do Shin, Gil Joon Suh, Ki Ok Ahn, Won Chul Cha, Kyoung Jun Song, Soo Jin Kim, Eui Jung Lee, Marcus Eng Hock Ong
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to describe the incidence and demographics of pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in Korea. METHODS: We identified non-traumatic OHCA patients aged less than 20 years from a Korean nationwide OHCA registry (2006-2007). Data from emergency medical service (EMS) run-sheets and hospital records were reviewed. We excluded cases with unknown hospital outcomes. Patient characteristics, treatment by EMS, and outcomes were compared by age groups: infant (<1 year), children (1-11 years), and adolescents (12-19 years)...
May 2010: Resuscitation
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