Key Articles

Major complications of airway management in the UK: results of the Fourth National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Difficult Airway Society. Part 2: intensive care and emergency departments. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2011. DOI: 10.1093/bja/aer059

These are Registry Studies that have been published on out of theatre intubation.

1.     Sakles JC, Laurin EG, Rantapaa AA, Panacek EA. Airway management in the emergency department: a one-year study of 610 tracheal intubations. Ann Emerg Med. 1998. Pub Med ID: 9506489

2.    Butler JM, Clancy M, Robinson N, Driscoll P. An observational survey of emergency department rapid sequence intubation. Emerg Med J. 2001 Sep. Pub Med ID: 11559603

3.    Bair AE, Filbin MR, Kulkarni RG, Walls RM. The failed intubation attempt in the emergency department: analysis of prevalence, rescue techniques, and personnel. J Emerg Med. 2002. Pub Med ID: 12359280

4.    Reid C, Chan L, Tweeddale M. The who, where, and what of rapid sequence intubation: prospective observational study of emergency RSI outside the operating theatre. Emerg Med J. 2004. Pub Med ID: 15107366


5.    Wong E, Fong YT, Ho KK. Emergency airway management—experience of a tertiary hospital in south-east Asia. Resuscitation. 2004 Jun. Pub Med ID: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2004.01.011

6.    Sagarin MJ, Barton ED, Chng Y-M, Walls RM, National Emergency Airway Registry Investigators. Airway management by US and Canadian emergency medicine residents: a multicenter analysis of more than 6,000 endotracheal intubation attempts. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Oct. Pub Med ID: 16187466


7.    Simpson J, Munro PT, Graham CA. Rapid sequence intubation in the emergency department: 5 year trends. Emerg Med J. 2006. Pub Med ID: 16373805

8.    Stevenson AGM, Graham CA, Hall R, Korsah P, McGuffie AC.Tracheal intubation in the emergency department: the Scottish district hospital perspective. Emerg Med J. 2007. Pub Med ID: 17513533

9.    Kerslake D, Oglesby A, Beard D, McKeown D. Emergency Intubation in a Scottish Urban Emergency Department: An Eight-Year Analysis. Ann Emerg Med. 2008. 

10. Wongyingsinn M, Songarj P, Assawinvinijkul T. A prospective observational study of tracheal intubation in an emergency department in a 2300-bed hospital of a developing country in a one-year period. Emerg Med J. 2009. Pub Med ID: 19625561


11.  Phelan MP, Glauser J, Yuen HWA, Sturges-Smith E, Schrump SE. Airway Registry: A Performance Improvement Surveillance Project of Emergency Department Airway Management. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2010. DOI: 10.1177/1062860610366590

12. Walls RM, Brown CA, Bair AE, Pallin DJ, of the NEAR II Investigators. Emergency Airway Management: A Multi-center Report of 8937 Emergency Department Intubations. J Emerg Med. 2010. Pub Med ID: 20434289


13. Martin LD, Mhyre JM, Shanks AM, Tremper KK, Kheterpal S. 3,423 emergency tracheal intubations at a university hospital: airway outcomes and complications. Anesthesiology. 2011 Jan. Pub Med ID: 21150574

14. Jabre P, Avenel A, Combes X, Kulstad E, Mazariegos I, Bertrand L, et al. Morbidity related to emergency endotracheal intubation. A substudy of the KETAmine SEDation trial. Resuscitation. 2011. DOI: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2011.01.015

15. Bowles TM, Freshwater-Turner DA, Janssen DJ, Peden CJ, on behalf of the RTIC Severn Group. Out-of-theatre tracheal intubation: prospective multicentre study of clinical practice and adverse events. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 2011. DOI 10.1093/bja/aer251


16. Simpson GD, Ross MJ, McKeown DW, Ray DC. Tracheal intubation in the critically ill: a multi-centre national study of practice and complications. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 2012. DOI 10.1093/bja/aer504

17. Hasegawa K, Hagiwara Y, Chiba T, Watase H, Walls RM, Brown DFM, et al. Emergency airway management in Japan: Interim analysis of a multi-center prospective observational study. Resuscitation. 2012.
DOI: 10.1016/j.resuscitation