Every year hundreds of thousands of people suffer from out-of-hospital-cardiac arrest
(OHCA), and fewer than 5% of these patients survive until hospital discharge. These
patients are managed with basic and advanced life support, and a crucial part of these
measures is ensuring proper oxygenation through airway management. Options for this
include tools like supraglottic airway (SGA) devices and endotracheal intubation (ETI).
The best option for airway management in the pre-hospital setting remains unclear
in literature. This study aims to determine the best approach for advanced airway
management in patients with OHCA by comparing the effectiveness of ETI and SGA on
achievement of sustained return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC).
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