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June 7, 2000

Out-of-Hospital Endotracheal Intubation of Children

Author Affiliations

Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2000;283(21):2790-2792. doi:10.1001/jama.283.21.2787

To the Editor: Dr Gausche and colleagues1 found that out-of-hospital pediatric intubation by paramedics did not improve survival or neurological outcome. However, the 6 hours of classroom training may have been inadequate for paramedics to learn to perform endotracheal intubation (ETI) on critically ill children in the out-of-hospital setting.

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