A call for collaboration and consensus on training for endotracheal intubation in the medical intensive care unit

Wade Brown, Lekshmi Santhosh, Anna K. Brady, Joshua L. Denson, Abesh Niroula, Meredith E. Pugh, Wesley H. Self, Aaron M. Joffe, P. O’Neal Maynord, W. Graham Carlos

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Abstract

Endotracheal intubation (EI) is a potentially lifesaving but high-risk procedure in critically ill patients. While the ACGME mandates that trainees in pulmonary and critical care medicine (PCCM) achieve competence in this procedure, there is wide variation in EI training across the USA. One study suggests that 40% of the US PCCM trainees feel they would not be proficient in EI upon graduation. This article presents a review of the EI training literature; the recommendations of a national group of PCCM, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, and pediatric experts; and a call for further research, collaboration, and consensus guidelines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number621
JournalCritical Care
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2020

Keywords

  • Anesthesiology
  • Consensus
  • Critical care
  • Critical illness
  • Education
  • Education, medical, graduate
  • Emergency medicine
  • Guideline
  • Intubation, intratracheal
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Learning curve
  • Manikins
  • Teaching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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