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Table 1 Indications for emergency anaesthesia and intubation in the emergency room

From: Postponing intubation in spontaneously breathing major trauma patients upon emergency room admission does not impair outcome

Group Indication
1 Acute vital indication existing upon hospital admission.
The indication was already given during the pre-hospital phase.
2 Acute vital indication emerging during the emergency room phase (eg, deteriorating patient). The indication did not exist during the pre-hospital phase.
3 Anaesthesia and intubation due to a combative/agitated patient or for the purpose of analgesia and/or diagnostic interventions.
4 Anaesthesia and intubation needed for pursuing further treatment following CT-diagnostics and achievement of interdisciplinary consensus (eg, immediate surgery or emergency room interventions under general anaesthesia).