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JAN 9: Supraglottic vs. Intubation During Cardiac Arrest: EMS Researchers to Debate During Live Podcast

Jan 03, 2017

[From EMS World]

As the debates about endotracheal intubation (ETI) continue in EMS crew quarters and medical director offices, South Western Ambulance Service National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust in Exeter, England, is taking the lead on a multi-center randomized controlled trial comparing the use of the i-gel supraglottic airway (SGA) device to ETI in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.1

As part of its ongoing series of live podcasts, the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) Journal Club will host a discussion on January 9, 2017, at 9 a.m. CST, about this trial. The January podcast, hosted by David Page, MS, NRP, director of the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA, features two special guests from the Airways 2 Research Project in the UK: Kim Kirby, lead research paramedic of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, and Professor Johnathan Benger, chief investigator and professor of emergency care at the University of West England, Bristol.

The Journal Club discussion will be live at 9 a.m. CST, with opportunity for questions and live interaction with the investigators. Register here.

The event will be recorded and made available from the PCRF website at for those not able to tune in to the live event.


1. Taylor J, Black S, Brett SJ, et al. Design and implementation of the AIRWAYS-2 trial. A multi-centre cluster randomised controlled trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of the i-gel supraglottic airway device versus tracheal intubation in the initial airway management of out of hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2016;109:25–32.

About the PCRF Journal Club

Sponsored by the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) and facilitated by Fisdap, the PCRF Journal Club is a live podcast series featuring round-table discussions of new EMS research.