Author: Michael Hunt, MD
- Bedside transtracheal ultrasound to confirm proper endotracheal intubation is simple and effective
- Review of 17 studies showed transtracheal ultrasound was was 98.7% sensitive and 97.1% specific
- Curvilinear probe may be preferable as it provides a larger field of view
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Gottlieb M, Holladay D, Peksa GD. Ultrasonography for the Confirmation of Endotracheal Tube Intubation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Ann Emerg Med. 2018 Dec;72(6):627-636. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2018.06.024. Epub 2018 Aug 14. PubMed PMID: 30119943.
Summarized and edited by Erik Verzemnieks, MD