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Capnography's Role in Traumatic Airway Intubation

Paramedic-turned-anesthesiologist Christopher T. Stephens, MD, NREMT-P, explains why capnography can help ensure proper tube placement in intubations of trauma patients, especially those with traumatic brain injury.

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Managing the Traumatic Airway

Paramedic-turned-anesthesiologist Christopher T. Stephens, MD, NREMT-P, explores the concept of managing the traumatic airway and his idea that EMS should arm field providers with the best that airway tools, including intubation.

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Should EMS Intubate?

By Charlie Eisele, BS, NREMT-P
Did you make it to the 2011 EMS Today Conference & Exposition? What a great experience! I had the honor to moderate a panel discussion titled "Should We Intubate?" Four great panelists and about 200 folks in the audience resulted in lively debates and a challenge to be great EMS providers. As the moderator, I really didn't get the chance to stand on my soapbox, so I'll take that opportunity now.

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