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Correlation of Preflight Risk Assessment Scores With First-Pass Intubation Success in a Critical Care Transport Environment

Published:November 21, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amj.2022.09.002

      Abstract

      Objective

      The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of crew fatigue on the performance of a high-risk clinical skill in a clinical setting.

      Methods

      This was a retrospective analysis of first-pass intubation success comparing critical care providers with self-reported fatigue and those without fatigue in a transport environment. Results: No statistical difference was found in first-pass intubation between fatigued and nonfatigued practitioners.

      Conclusion

      Future studies should determine the impact of fatigue on psychomotor and cognitive skills using validated methods of assessing the level of fatigue at the time of skill performance.
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