Death rate for patients with a major complication after two attempts was 40%
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published a study that confirms the importance of first-pass intubation success in critically ill patients. The study found a higher incidence of adverse events associated with multiple intubation attempts, and a corresponding higher incidence of death rate.
The international observational study screened 3659 critically ill patients from 197 sites across 29 countries.
The rate of major peri-intubation events such as hypoxemia and cardiovascular instability was significantly higher with second and third-pass intubation attempts (first: 43.2% vs second: 51.5% vs. third: 58%).
The death rate for patients with a major complication after one intubation attempt was 25%.
The death rate for patients with a major complication after two intubation attempts was 40%.
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