Inverse intubation: an important alternative for intubation in the streets

Prehosp Emerg Care. Jan-Mar 1999;3(1):74-6. doi: 10.1080/10903129908958911.


One of the highest priorities for prehospital emergency personnel is airway management. Several rescuer positions for intubation on the ground have been published. Only recently, the inverse intubation method as an additional approach for intubation in the out-of-hospital setting has received further attention. Using four case reports, situations in which inverse intubation may be an important tool for successful airway management are discussed. Other uses of the method are listed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / instrumentation
  • Emergency Medical Services*
  • Equipment Design
  • Female
  • First Aid
  • Humans
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / instrumentation*
  • Male