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#SATisfied Airway: A Novel Concept

Ankur Verma, Sanjay Jaiswal

Keywords : Airway, First-pass success, Safe intubation

Citation Information : Verma A, Jaiswal S. #SATisfied Airway: A Novel Concept. 2024; 2 (1):31-33.

DOI: 10.5005/njem-11015-0026

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 26-06-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Endotracheal intubations are routinely performed in the emergency department (ED) on a daily basis worldwide. A high percentage of first-pass success and safe intubations is a goal that every ED works toward. We introduced the novel concept of the #SATisfied airway which would help achieve high rates of first-pass success and equally high numbers of safe intubations. We have observed a marked difference in the way airways are now being managed in our department. The team has a more organised approach and strives to achieve a #SATisfied airway in every intubation attempted.

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