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dc.contributor.authorPillay, Yugan
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-20T10:01:01Z
dc.date.available2009-01-20T10:01:01Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.other315108
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10321/356
dc.descriptionThesis (M.Tech.: Emergency Medical Care)-Dept. of Emergency Medical Care and Rescue, Durban University of Technology, 2008. xii, 301 leaves, Annexures A-0 to A-7en
dc.description.abstractParamedic clinical decision making (CDM) surrounding emergency airway management of the critically ill or injured patient in the pre-hospital environment is poorly understood. In order to deliver pre-hospital care effectively it is necessary to understand how paramedics make clinical decisions in this area and determine what influences clinical practice. This study primarily investigated the factors influencing paramedic CDM in the context of advanced emergency airway management with specific focus on the newly introduced skill of rapid sequence intubation (RSI). An evaluation of the correct application of RSI guidelines, the determination of the need for their review and the identification of measures to enhance CDM around RSI were secondary research questions.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectEmergency medicine--Decision makingen
dc.subjectAirway (Medicine)en
dc.subjectTrachea--Intubationen
dc.titleClinical decision making by paramedics in emergency rapid sequence intubationen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.dut-rims.pubnumDUT-000587


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