Article of the Month

    

Dear colleagues and airway enthusiast 
The European Airway Management Society is introducing a new feature – Article of the Month. 
This is designed to provide an opportunity to our members to highlight and share airway related topics and to open discussion forums in order to share clinical experience for the benefit of all EAMS members. 
The Article of the Month will be made available via the EAMS website and is going to be accompanied by a short text (up to 200 words) explaining why is this article being selected. 
EAMS members with login to eamshq.net will have access to the articles as full-text PDF's.
We would like to encourage our members to propose articles of the month. The short text accompanying the article will also be made available on line with full acknowledgement of the author who proposed the article. 
The final decision to go on-line will be taken by the EAMS Board of Directors. 

Best regards 
R. Tino Greif 
President of the European Airway Management Society

    
Difficult airway adverse events are frequent in the hospital setting is associated with a worse outcome for patients. Patients with difficult airways present unique challenges in emergencies, especially when airway management is required outside the operating room. Current data indicate that the lack of a systematic approach for responding to difficult airway patients in an emergency is a significant factor for morbidity and mortality. The Johns Hopkins Hospital Difficult Airway Response Team (DART) program was created as a multidisciplinary effort to prevent airway related morbidity and mortality. The present manuscript by Mark et al. describes the structure, equipment and cases of the DART at Johns Hopkins. This information can be beneficial in creating a similar system in other hospitals. 
Best,
Ruediger Noppens

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