NEAR III launched January 2, 2003.

Over 25 hospitals from five countries now confirmed for participation in NEAR III.

The National Emergency Airway Registry (NEAR) is a multi-center, prospective emergency medicine led registry. The primary goal of the project is to document the airway management experience of clinicians in the emergency department setting.

The project currently has over twenty participating centers in around the world. It is based at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts, in conjunction with the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency. The principal investigator for the project is Dr. Ron M. Walls, MD.

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