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Table 1 Case demographics

From: A pilot study of the King LT supralaryngeal airway use in a rural Iowa EMS system

   Time (min)    Attempt(s)  
Case No. Age En route (n = 13) Scene to ED (n = 8) Aetiology Provider ETI Combitube King LT® How King LT® used
1 51 17 20 Traumatic arrest EMT-P 0 0 1 First line
2 36 14 16 Cardiac arrest EMT-P 1 1 1 Rescue for ETI
3 79 0 89 CVA with resp. arrest EMT-PS 5 1 2 Rescue for ETI
4 54 11 15 Traumatic arrest EMT-PS 1 0 1 Rescue for ETI
5 62 10 Air service tiera MVC—unresponsive EMT-PS 1 0 1 Rescue for ETI
6 62 19 No transport Traumatic arrest EMT-P 0 1 1 Rescue for Combitube
7 67 20 14 Resp. distress—unresponsive EMT-P 2 0 1 Rescue for ETI
8 69 3 No transport Cardiac arrest EMT-B 0 0 1 First line
9 55 16 19 Cardiac arrest EMT-B 0 0 1 First line
10 81 15 23 Cardiac arrest EMT-B 0 0 1 First line
11 67 15 21 Cardiac arrest EMT-PS 0 0 1 First line
12 24 12 No transport Traumatic arrest EMT-P 0 0 1 First line
13 80 14 Air service tiera Unresponsive EMT-P 3 0 1 Rescue for ETI
Mean 60.5 13.8 27.13       
Median   14.0 19.5       
IQR   5.0 (11.0–16.0) 5.75 (15.75–21.5)       
  1. EMT-P Iowa Paramedic (National EMT-Intermediate equivalent), EMT-PS Iowa Paramedic Specialist (National EMT-Paramedic equivalent), ETI endotracheal intubation, IQR interquartile range
  2. aPatient transported by air EMS from scene (no transport by ground EMS)