Airway management in patients with brain injury
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Airway management in patients with brain injury

Curtis Meier Adult nursing student, University of Greenwich, London

Curtis Meier refers to a case study in explaining the best form of treatment for people with traumatic head injuries and raised intracranial pressure

Research has highlighted potential for changes in the technique and implementation of the bag-valve-mask system, a common piece of equipment used during resuscitation attempts to ventilate patients’ lungs and deliver oxygen. This article analyses a critical incident involving a patient who experienced traumatic brain injury and required airway management. In reference to a reflective model, the article discusses the technique, implementation, complications and limitations of the bag-valve-mask system, and provides implications for practice.

Emergency Nurse. 21, 8, 18-23. doi: 10.7748/en2013.


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 24 September 2013

Accepted: 10 October 2013