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Table 3 Work experience of HEMS physicians and corresponding performance (first-pass success and overall intubation time) in tracheal intubation

From: Analysis of tracheal intubation in out-of-hospital helicopter emergency medicine recorded by video laryngoscopy

  n (%) number of study intubations FPS [%] overall time to intubation, median (range) [s]
Work experience in anaesthesiology < 1 year 8 (7) 9 89.5 38 (23 to 63)
Work experience in anaesthesiology < 2 years 13 (12) 47 91.5 36 (14 to 142)
Work experience in anaesthesiology > 10 years 33 (30) 44 84.8 31 (14 to 137)
< 10 tracheal intubations in the year before the study 8 (7) 14 85.7 44 (30 to 73)
> 100 tracheal intubations in the year before the study 46 (42) 189 84.1 30 (11 to 305)
  1. no statistical difference for FPS and overall intubation time between the groups
  2. FPS first pass success