Emergency airway management is a high-risk, low-frequency skill in the austere environment of EMS and one of the most important procedures performed by providers in the prehospital setting. Endotracheal (ET) intubation remains the standard procedure, but requires 15–20 intubations to obtain a baseline proficiency.

The development of low-cost video laryngoscopy (VL) with its improved visualization of the airway necessitates the evaluation and implementation of VL in emergency medicine.