Bernhard M, Benger JR. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2015 Jun;21(3):183-7
An evaluation of latest scientific evidence regarding airway management during in- and out-of-hospital CPR.
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Bobrow B J, Ewy G A. Curr Opin Crit Care 2009; 15(3): 228-33
A discussion on recent findings surrounding the role of ventilation during CPR during OHCA, focusing on whether passive oxygen insufflation is an optimal form of ventilation when compared to intubation and active assisted ventilation. The authors summarise and suggest that training prehospital medical providers to use passive insufflation may increase critical organ perfusion and therefore survival after OHCA.
Nolan JP, Soar J. Curr Opin Crit Care 2008; 14(3): 279-286
This review by Jerry Nolan and Jasmeet Soar discusses the advantages and disadvantages of various methods of airway management during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the role of ventilation during out-of-hospital CPR. In the section on supraglottic airways, i-gel® was one of a number of devices mentioned. It confirmed that the ease of insertion of the i-gel® and its favourable leak pressure make it ‘theoretically very attractive as a resuscitation device for those inexperienced in tracheal intubation’. It also confirmed further study was required.
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