Consensus statement: a framework for safe and effective intubation by paramedics.

GOWENS, Paul, AITKEN-FELL, Paul, BROUGHTON, Will, HARRIS, Liz, WILLIAMS, Julia, YOUNGER, Paul, BYWATER, David, CROOKSTON, Colin, CURATOLO, Lisa, EDWARDS, Tim, FRESHWATER, Els, HOUSE, Matt, JONES, Andy, MILLINS, Mark, PILBERY, Richard, STANDEN, Simon and WIGGIN, Christian (2018). Consensus statement: a framework for safe and effective intubation by paramedics. British Paramedic Journal, 3 (1), 23-27.

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    Abstract

    This consensus statement provides profession-specific guidance in relation to tracheal intubation by paramedics - a procedure that the College of Paramedics supports. Tracheal intubation by paramedics has been the subject of professional and legal debate as well as crown investigation. It is therefore timely that the College of Paramedics, through this consensus group, reviews the available evidence and expert opinion in order to prevent patient harm and promote patient safety, clinical effectiveness and professional standards. It is not the purpose of this consensus statement to remove the skill of tracheal intubation from paramedics. Neither is it intended to debate the efficacy of intubation or the effect on mortality or morbidity, as other formal research studies will answer those questions. The consensus of this group is that paramedics can perform tracheal intubation safely and effectively. However, a safe, well-governed system of continual training, education and competency must be in place to serve both patients and the paramedics delivering their care.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: paramedics; tracheal intubation
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.29045/14784726.2018.06.3.1.23
    Page Range: 23-27
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 19 May 2022 09:59
    Last Modified: 19 May 2022 09:59
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29950

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