Tunnel vision.

Terence D Valenzuela, Jarrod Mosier, John Sakles

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Since 2000, many studies of advanced emergency airway management have appeared in the medical literature. Although most described patients in the operating room, intensive care unit or emergency department, studies of video laryngoscopy in the field are in progress and beginning to appear in the literature. Video laryngoscopy provides better views of the glottis, and it permits more successful intubations with fewer attempts. Price reductions as more devices, some specifically intended for EMS, enter the market will lower the entry costs for adoption. It is my prediction that in five years, video laryngoscopy will be the method of choice for endotracheal intubation in the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-34, 36-37
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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