By Sean Hulsman
Airway control is a basic tenet of EMS care, but experienced providers know that controlling an airway is anything but basic. Difficult airways are encountered often, and the prehospital setting is rarely conducive to controlled airway management and proper patient positioning. Read Ventilating difficult airways in the field and take this quiz to test your comfort level with difficult airways.
About the Author:
Sean Hulsman, MEd, EMT-P is Director of Education at Twin City Ambulance Corporation in Western New York. He began his EMS career in 1992 and continues to teach and work in the field. You can contact Sean via his blog: Coarse Asystole.