Mechanisms linking advanced airway management and cardiac arrest outcomes

Resuscitation. 2015 Aug;93:124-7. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2015.06.005. Epub 2015 Jun 11.


Advanced airway management--such as endotracheal intubation (ETI) or supraglottic airway (SGA) insertion--is one of the most prominent interventions in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) resuscitation. While randomized controlled trials are currently in progress to identify the best advanced airway technique in OHCA, the mechanisms by which airway management may influence OHCA outcomes remain unknown. We provide a conceptual model describing potential mechanisms linking advanced airway management with OHCA outcomes.

Keywords: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Intubation (intratracheal); Laryngeal tube; Mechanisms.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Airway Management* / methods
  • Airway Management* / standards
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation* / methods
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation* / standards
  • Emergency Medical Services / standards
  • Humans
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / methods
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / standards
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest / therapy*
  • Outcome and Process Assessment, Health Care
  • Quality Improvement