Skip to comments.High-risk EMS procedure gets a low level of oversight
Posted on 04/20/2008 8:05:56 AM PDT by Dysart
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(late to this discussion) Authors who are paid to criticize certain medical procedures/events get less attention from me(PI attys, expert witness). That said, in 35 years and hundreds of intubations, I have never overlooked tube placement. I can not imagine the scenario in which this can happen. Tube is in when I see it go in, no guessing. Listen w/scope, no guessing. CO2/oximeter tools of course(didn’t exist in my early years). Well secured by method of my choice, not the latest gizmo. Then monitoring every second. No guessing. Have a plan for unproven tube placement. If one is expected to perform these procedures, one must know for certain their skill set. If uncertain, retrain or retire. Add: I pray for tort reform in this country, and wish a pox on the personal injury clan. I have so enjoyed my couple of times on the stand, chewing up absurd allegations/expectations.
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