Of the 603 patients evaluated between July 2007 and December 2008, 96.5% had successful ETI rates. According to the PEC abstract, the researchers concluded that “CCT crews’ ETI success rates were very high, and even when ETI required multiple attempts, airway management was rarely associated with SpO2 derangement.
CCT crews’ ETI success rates were equally high in the subset of patients in whom ground emergency medical services ETI failed prior to arrival of transport crews.”
- Thomas S , et al. Airway Management Success and Hypoxemia Rates in Air and Ground Critical Care Transport: A Prospective Multicenter Study. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2010;14:283—291. doi:10.3109/10903127.2010.481758