Sounds like my regular pts :rofl: You say what now...and I say Cric. There is always a way, and just for kicks il have bicarb on standby.
The last thing you want is to paralyze someone, and have to bag them through the ER doors without having a tube. We make sure that never happens with our service.
You are most assuredly a paramedic student judging from this statement.
If you can bag a patient effectively and still cut their throat you'd be decredentialed so fast your head would spin here. That's a gross misunderstanding of airway management. The "gold standard" is not a tube. The gold standard is the chest going up and down in an effective manner.
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