Category Airway
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Awake Intubation

Awake Intubation can be performed using direct or video laryngoscopy or using a fiberoptic scope, and various methods of topicalisation/ local anaesthesia are described
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Angioedema

Angioedema is a clinical diagnosis characterized by the abrupt onset of non-pitting, non-pruritic swelling that involves the reticular dermis, subcutaneous, and submucosal layers
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Peri-intubation life threats

VAPOURS is a mnemonic that can be used to ensure that life threats during the emergency peri-intubation period are addressed (a Levitanism, but with anglicised spelling!)
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Airway in Maxillofacial Trauma

Maxillofacial trauma directly impacts on the airway resulting in compromise and hindering attempts to secure the airway delays in securing the airway may lead to morbidity and mortality
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Airway Assessment

This page is currently under revision OVERVIEW The goal of airway assessment is to identify patients who may have difficult airways, mandating alternate approaches to airway management “History predicts the future” – whenever possible identify: the patient’s previous intubation grade…

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Surgical Cricothyroidotomy

Surgical Cricothyroidotomy; open procedure performed to secure the airway via an incision in the cricothyroid membrane - aka emergency surgical airway (ESA)
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Stridor

Stridor = sound on inspiration associated with airway narrowing; stridor at rest implies a reduction in airway diameter of >50%