Research Studies

Cluster randomised trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of the i-gel supraglottic airway device versus tracheal intubation in the initial airway management of out of hospital cardiac arrest: Airways 2

Start Date
May 2015
End Date
August 2017
Co-ordinated by
Bristol CTEU
Local PI
Dr Dan Harvey
Lead Research Practitioner
Lucy Ryan

This was our first collaboration with the Ambulance Service, which looked at Airway Management in patients who had suffered an out of hospital cardiac arrest. The trial was comparing two methods, as we are unsure which one is of more benefit to the patient. This northern part of the East Midlands Ambulance Service was coordinated here at QMC, and we worked with lots of different research teams to ensure patients were followed up. The results of this study can be found here: