You might love checklists, or maybe you might hate them. Either way, I found my service in need of a somewhat standardized system to go about the intubation process. This has increased our FPS rate, and has given us a foundation on which to build. It has also eliminated some of the fear that providers have about working with a partner they do not usually work with (since they were both trained on the same method).
My goal was to create a start-to-finish checklist that hit all the important points. Not only did I want the clinicians to have it in the field, but I wanted them to do competencies on a standardized system on a regular basis. I felt it important that they are tested on the exact same points in training as they see on their clinical form - so that we only have one form to memorize. One thing is for sure... Whatever way people train to do a skill, they will surely practice it the same way under times of stress.
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Here is the checklist: