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Optimize for First Pass Success

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the importance of fps

First pass success or FPS is often cited as a metric for high quality intubation for a reason. As the number of attempts goes up so does the number of adverse events.

This is why making your first attempt a good one by optimizing your intubating conditions is so important.

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Adverse events with increasing attempts at intubation

The more you try the worse things get is the take home message here. Take a look a this study and you’ll understand why getting it right the first time matters.

THE EVIDENCE

The Importance of First Pass Success When Performing Orotracheal Intubation in the Emergency Department – John C. Sakles, MD, Stephen Chiu, MD, Jarrod Mosier, MD, Corrine Walker, MD, and Uwe Stolz, PhD, MPH

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