How is the patient positioned for sleep endoscopy?

Updated: Aug 21, 2019
  • Author: Philip E Zapanta, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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The anesthesiologist should be at the head of the bed in preparation for planned or urgent endotracheal intubation. The bed should be level; a pillow can be provided for patient comfort. Bed belts should be used to secure the patient to the bed and prevent any misadventures.

Assuming that the surgeon is right handed, place the AV tower across from him or her. The anesthesiologist should have a view of the monitor too.


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