The Future

Our vision of collecting data from a whole variety of EDs across Australia and New Zealand is starting to eventuate.

We now have over 30 Emergency Departments collecting data.

We intend to analyse the data that we have collected up to 30th June 2015 and publish soon after

We have exxtended beyond the ED:

The ICU at RNSH has started to collect data. NAP 4 highlighted ICU patients at high risk from complications of airway management and we hope that more ICUs will take up the challenge of auditing their airway management.

Regarding out of hospital practice, the Queensland RFDS are also collecting data and soon, CareFlight in both NSW and NT will also use a variation of our data sheet.

We would encourage any clinician with an interest in airway management outside of the operating theatre to become involved.