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 laryngeal mask airway and the ASA difficult airway
The first was a video tour of a difficult airway
cart that included a live question and answer session.