The Anticipated Difficult Airway
This is the least lethal of the three scenarios with time to consider strategy, optimize the situation, and obtain appropriate adjuncts and personnel. The key questions are, Should the patient be kept awake or anesthetized for intubation and Which intubation technique should be used?
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