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National Emergency Airway Registry (NEAR)

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Technical Report,07 Mar 2016,30 Dec 2018

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59 MDW San Antonio United States

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In 2016, the SAMMC ED initiated research-based surveillance of its intubation practices as part of the National Emergency Airway Registry NEAR, a multicenter, observational intubation registry coordinated through Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. This protocol expands on the research of the previous NEAR studies by continuing surveillance of emergency intubation practices. The goal of this descriptive study was to evaluate various elements of endotracheal intubations, including demographics, intubation techniques, adverse events, success rates, and patient disposition. Data collection included vital sign measurements, post-intubation management and attempt-level intubation characteristics for all intubations in the San Antonio Military Medical Center SAMMC Emergency Department ED. Data was entered into an updated, web-based data collection tool StudyTRAX managed by the central site at Brigham and Womens Hospital, Boston, MA effective from the go-live date of 27 March 2016. All data collected prior this date to include data collected as part of the San Antonio Emergency Airway Registry SEAR internal PI initiative were entered into a locally maintained de-identified, password-protected Excel database for separate analysis. No personnel outside of SAMMC had access to protected health information PHI for the patients included at this site. The registry characterizes intubation practices in an effort to ultimately enhance patient safety.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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