The Difficult Airway in Adult Critical Care

Gavin G. Lavery, MD, FCARSCI, MB, BCh, BAO; Brian V. McCloskey, MB, BCh, FRCA, FFARCSI, MRCP

Disclosures

Crit Care Med. 2008;36(7):2163-2173. 

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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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