Cardiac resuscitation: Is an advanced airway harmful during out-of-hospital CPR?

TitleCardiac resuscitation: Is an advanced airway harmful during out-of-hospital CPR?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBerg RA, Bobrow BJ
JournalNat Rev Cardiol
Volume10
Issue4
Pagination188-9
Date Published2013 Apr
ISSN Number1759-5010
KeywordsCardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Emergency Medical Services, Humans, Intubation, Intratracheal, Masks, Nervous System Diseases, Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest, Respiration, Artificial, Risk Factors, Treatment Outcome
Abstract

In a new, observational study, survival and neurological outcome at 1 month after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest were worse in patients treated with an advanced airway than in those treated with bag–mask ventilation. These results contradict the common assumption that advanced airway management is associated with improved outcome.

DOI10.1038/nrcardio.2013.27
Alternate JournalNat Rev Cardiol
PubMed ID23459605
Faculty Reference: 
Bentley J. Bobrow, MD, FACEP, FAHA