The Protocol Effect | Airway Management

In this installment of Office Hours we revisit the series “The Protocol Effect” and discuss airway management. Should this be controlled by written guidelines, clinical impressions or current research? Anyone who has been in the field knows a GCS of less than 8 or 10 doesn’t always mean a patient requires intubation or advanced airway management. Yet many protocols say to do just that. This may just be another time when providers need to prove their understanding of these skills, their need and the patients we treat. Take a listen to this episode and tell us about your guidelines and how you interpret them.

Show notes:

Thanks to Mr. JD Graziano for joining me on the show. Check out his podcast at and following on Twitter at @AJDGRAZIANO.

Listen to the Standing Orders podcast on The Future Of Airway Management here.