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The Perfect View

If you've ever had to do a belly flop on the ground to see the cords of a patient, you'll appreciate video laryngoscopy. This supplement to September 2008 JEMS provides in-depth analysis and case studies on how this new technology is making its way into prehospital care. This supplement is sponsored by Verathon Inc.

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The Golden Hour

How Time Shapes Airway Management

Charlie Eisele, BS, NREMT-P

The Video Laryngoscopy Movement

Can-Do Technology at Work

John Allen Pacey, MD, FRCSc

‘Grounded’ Care

Use of Video Laryngoscopy in a Ground EMS System: Better for You, Better for Your Pa

Marvin Wayne, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Up in the Air

Video Laryngoscopy Holds Promise for In-Flight Intubation

Lars P. Bjoernsen, MD | M. Bruce Lindsay, MD

Using Is Believing

Highlights from 72 Cases Involving Video Laryngoscopy at Martin County (Fla.) Fire Rescue

David Zarker, EMT-P

Glen E. Ellman

Teaching the Airway

Designing Educational Programs for Emergency Airway Management

Michael F. Murphy, MD, FRCPC

Editor's Foreword

Endotracheal intubation has been considered the gold standard in airway management in EMS systems for decades. When I went through paramedic training in 1976, anesthesiologists—initially skeptical about endorsing the performance of this advanced airway skill in the prehospital environment—agreed to instruct us and allow us into the operating room (OR) to intubate their patients. Well, at least some of their patients.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

The Military Experience

The GlideScope Ranger Improves Visualization in the Combat Setting.

Michael R. Hawkins, MS, CRNA, (CPT, USAR)

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