Reported first-attempt success rates are only between 20% and 73%, and those with the least experience have the lowest success rates, writes Eric Rottenberg.
The mission was to bring a 47-year-old male patient from Biratnagar to the Hospital for Advanced Medicine and Surgery in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Patients suffering from infection with SARS-CoV-2 are particularly prone to the development of serious respiratory complications.
The authors comment on the prehospital airway debate at the 2020 NAEMSP Annual Meeting.
Given the overwhelming evidence of improved outcomes, prehospital CPAP belongs in every EMS toolbox.