Prehospital airway equipment on UK HEMS

Prehospital airway management on rescue helicopters in the United Kingdom

26 of 27 identified UK rescue helicopter bases responded to a questionnaire sent by German anaesthesiologists on the airway equipment they carried. The take home message is that there were some important gaps: not all carried equipment for establishing a surgical airway and not all had a means of capnometry. Pull your socks up guys the Germans are watching.

Anaesthesia. 2009 Jun;64(6):625-31

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19453316