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Journal Article > Study
Pediatric airway management and prehospital patient safety: results of a national Delphi survey by the Children's Safety Initiative-Emergency Medical Services for Children.
Hansen M, Meckler G, O'Brien K, et al. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016;32:603-607.
Appropriate airway management is a key component of resuscitation in the prehospital setting. This study surveyed prehospital professionals to understand elements of prehospital pediatric airway management that may contribute to patient safety events. Investigators found that insufficient experience with pediatric airway management and difficulty deciding when an advanced airway should be performed were viewed as highly likely to lead to safety events.
Cases & Commentaries
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Mark Ault, MD, and Bradley Rosen, MD, MBA; February 2013
A woman found unresponsive at home presented to the ED via ambulance. The cardiology team used the central line placed during resuscitation to deliver medications and fluids during pacemaker insertion. Hours later, a chest radiograph showed whiteout of the right lung, and clinicians realized that the tip of the line was actually within the lung.
Journal Article > Commentary
Pines JM, Kelly JJ, Meisl H, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2012;38:516-526.
Whitehead S. Emergency Medical Services. July 2007.
The author, a paramedic, recounts his experience with an intubation error and discusses patient care errors within the broader context of human error, necessary fallibility, and quality assurance.