the advent of video laryngoscopy has led to some experts stating that it should be considered 'standard of care' (a loaded term) or at least best practice, this had led to vigorous and sometimes heated debate, especially in the emergency medicine community
Delayed sequence intubation (DSI) is procedural sedation, where the procedure is preoxygenation. DSI may be useful in the patient for whom rapid sequence intubation would inevitably result in significant hypoxaemia because they cannot be preoxygenated by other means
Cricoid pressure aka Sellick manoeuvre or, most accurately, cricoid force;the technique was first described in 1961 by Sellick to prevent aspiration, though Monroe used a similar method in 1774 to prevent gastric insufflation
OVERVIEW incidence 1:65 goal = oxygenation always considering waking up if an option call for help early no more than 4 attempt total! when reattempting laryngoscopy make sure you change something! if operation must continue maintain airway and bag or…
The 'Coroner's clot' is an occult clot of blood remaining in the nasopharynx behind the soft palate following local surgery or trauma that has the potential to cause fatal airway obstruction following extubation/ removal of a supraglottic airway device (SAD)
Trismus classically refers to reduced opening of the jaws caused by spasm of the muscles of mastication (temporalis, masseter, medial pterygoid and lateral pterygoid). Trismus may also be used to refer to restricted mouth opening in general
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