Airway management is a fundamental aspect of emergency care, critical care, and anesthetic practice. The most typical airway management procedure, Endotracheal intubation (ETI), can save lives, but is still considered a high risk procedure. Without proper repetitive training risk for critical medical errors exists.
Errors in airway management and intubation techniques can have significant impact on patients. Improper airway management, particularly when intubating a patient, can lead to a variety of severe complications including stroke, irregular arrhythmia, nerve damage, brain damage, a collapsed lung, or even death.
Potentially life threatening and preventable complications often occur, particularly in the ICU and Emergency rooms. Professional competence in airway management is crucial when caring for patients, particularly those that are critically ill.
Proper airway management and intubation techniques are vital in order for healthcare workers to make precise clinical decisions.