Video vs direct laryngoscopy for adults undergoing endotracheal intubation

Bell, Steve, Pennington, Elspeth and Hill, James Edward orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-1430-6927 (2023) Video vs direct laryngoscopy for adults undergoing endotracheal intubation. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 15 (6). pp. 255-259. ISSN 1759-1376

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The safety and utility of endotracheal intubation by paramedics in the United Kingdom is a matter of debate. Considering the controversy surrounding the safety of paramedic-performed endotracheal intubation, any interventions that enhance patient safety should be evaluated for implementation based on solid evidence of their effectiveness. A systematic review performed by Hansel and colleagues (2022) sought to assess compare video laryngoscopes against direct laryngoscopes in clinical practice. This commentary aims to critically appraise the methods used within the review by Hansel et al (2022) and expand upon the findings in the context of clinical practice.

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