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BET 1: Does apnoeic oxygenation reduce the risk of desaturation in patients requiring endotracheal intubation?

Denton, Gavin and Howard, Laura (2016) BET 1: Does apnoeic oxygenation reduce the risk of desaturation in patients requiring endotracheal intubation? Emergency medicine journal : EMJ, 33 (7). pp. 517-9. ISSN 1472-0213.

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Official URL: http://emj.bmj.com/content/33/7/517.2.long

Abstract

A shortcut review of the literature was carried out to establish whether the use of apnoeic oxygenation technique during endotracheal intubation reduces the incidence of critical desaturation. Four trials were found to be directly relevant to the three-part question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these papers are tabulated. The clinical bottom line is that there is emerging evidence that the use of apnoeic oxygenation decreases the incidence of critical desaturation during endotracheal intubation. Due to the heterogeneity of trials, however, further well-constructed and emergency department (ED)-based studies are probably warranted before conclusion can be drawn for daily emergency medicine practice.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WB Practice of medicine > WB400 Intensive care
Divisions: Clinical Support > Critical Care
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Depositing User: Mr Philip O'Reilly
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 11:37
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2017 11:37
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/1311

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