There is absolutely no reason to withhold suctioning from a patient with an obstructed airway. If your patient lacks a patent airway, anything else you do for them will be for naught. This doesn’t mean that you can suction with abandon. Every life-saving procedure requires precision and caution. Don't forget about our ECG workshop being held on November 20th. This workshop is led by Dr Salman Riaz from Kings who is a physician specialist in Simulation training.
Evidence continues to mount that challenges the use of backboards in EMS transports. Salim Rezaie, MD, host of the RebelEM Podcast and an internal medicine and emergency physician at GSEP Emergency Medicine in San Antonio, highlighted recent research that further validates the clinical decision not to immobilize patients during emergency transports Oct. 7, 2021 during EMS World Expo in Atlanta. Rezaie’s presentation “Throw Away the Backboards” reviewed the evidence that debun