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Airway management is at the core of emergent patient care. Emergent intubations in the Emergency Department (ED) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH) have been noted by staff to be variable and not standardized. Staff have also described that equipment tends to be difficult to locate during intubations.
There is no objective data to confirm these claims. Furthermore, there is no bundle in place to guide emergent intubations in the ED.
Our team sought immediate actions to improve ED airway processes.
quality improvement, intubation, emergency department, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Emergency Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences
Sacca, MD, James; Kim, MD, Daniel Casey; and Papanagnou, MD, MPH, EdD(c), Dimitri, "It Takes a Village: Developing an Airway Management Bundle to Standardize Emergent Intubation Processes in the Emergency Department" (2019). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2016-2019). Poster 145.