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airway

1. an air route, esp one that is fully equipped with emergency landing fields, navigational aids, etc.
2. a passage down which air travels from the nose or mouth to the lungs
3. Med a tubelike device inserted via the throat to keep open the airway of an unconscious patient

Airway

 

an approved route for regular flights of transport planes. The route is provided with maintained airfields and with the necessary ground-support equipment (radio beacons, air lane identification markers, and the like) to insure safe takeoff and landing. Civil aviation flights are generally carried out on airways. In some special cases—for instance, when servicing expeditions or rendering emergency medical assistance—flights are carried out independent of any airway. The first Soviet airway was inaugurated in 1923 between Moscow and Nizhnii Novgorod (now called Gorky). In 1968 more than 2,500 airways (with a total extent of about 500,000 km) constituted the consolidated network of the USSR Aeroflot system, linking about 3,500 cities and populated points within the country and 44 foreign countries.

airway

[′er‚wā]
(building construction)
A passage for ventilation between thermal insulation and roof boards.
(mining engineering)
A passage for air in a mine. Also known as air course.
(navigation)
A designated route of passage for aircraft.

airway

airway
A passage for ventilation between thermal insulation and roof boards.

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Some of the legends on airways for aeronautical charts.
A control area, or a portion thereof, established in the form of a corridor (ICAO). An airway is equipped with radio navigation aids. It is a path through navigable airspace designated by the appropriate authority within which air traffic services are provided.
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Designed for extremely challenging airways, the X blade[TM] extends the blade range and clinical application of the McGrath MAC video laryngoscope beyond routine and moderately difficult airways towards extreme airways, where a more acute anterior curvature and slimmer blade profile is needed.
Comments from our survey were critical of multiple difficult airway databases and alert systems, which are not linked and do not lead automatically to a single source of information.
Reports in the literature have demonstrated that an AEC can be used to maintain control of the difficult airway without compromising safety.
The SLAM concept explains alternative techniques for managing the patient with the difficult airway, including use of the latest technology.
However, no other equipment is available to manage the difficult airway, such as laryngeal masks or fibre-optic bronchoscopes, and unlike in the UK, anaesthetists are rarely consulted.
Preanesthetic assessment of the airway is recommended to predict the presence of a difficult airway before beginning airway management.
Contract awarded for That in this tender the main objective is to provide the regional hospital of rancagua new equipment necessary for intubation of the difficult airway, assistance is given to critically ill patients, whose control and stabilization allow adequate ventilation and oxygenation, all in accordance with the requirements established in the administrative and technical annexes indicated in this tender basis.
Having read the very interesting case history of the four-year-old boy with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva requiring an emergency tracheostomy for a 'can't intubate, can't oxygenate' recently published by Santoro et al (1), I was reminded of the difficult airway teaching I received as a registrar.
To aid in this effort, Physicians Insurance has launched innovative training and education programs in obstetrics covering shoulder dystocia and emergency C-sections, in anesthesia covering difficult airway management and patient communication, and in areas such as pain management, electronic medical records, and provider support after an adverse event.
Whereas the flexible fibreoptic bronchoscope (FOB) features prominently in various published guidelines and algorithms for difficult airway management, it is useless in inexperienced hands during an emergency and will not be discussed any further.
The first was a video tour of a difficult airway cart that included a live question and answer session.