Our good friend RFDS-doc is notorious for applying martial arts thinking on emergency airway management. Not so far-fetched if you think about it. When dealing with airway disasters we need to win every time.
We are totally with him on that. That is why we wanted to share this text from the online version of Guns&Ammo. It is called ‘What Really Happens In A Gunfight’. Read it.
It is written by a senior police officer who for 25 years interviewed other officers who were involved in shootings. I think you will agree it contains some wisdom that is equally valid for us emergency medical professionals.
By the way, the above motivational message pretty much sums up any algorithm for can’t-intubate-can’t-ventilate scenarios that I can think of.