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Confirmation of Endotracheal Tube Placement in the Pre-Hospital Setting: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: March 7, 2018
Project Number: RB1201-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the comparative clinical effectiveness of esophageal intubation detector devices versus capnography for the confirmation of endotracheal tube placement in the pre-hospital setting?
  2. What is the comparative cost-effectiveness of esophageal intubation detector devices versus capnography for the confirmation of endotracheal tube placement in the pre-hospital setting?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the confirmation of endotracheal tube placement in the pre-hospital setting?

Key Message

No relevant publications were identified regarding the use of esophageal intubation detector devices versus capnography for the confirmation of endotracheal tube placement in the pre-hospital setting.