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…
The ‘sniffing the morning breeze position’, better termed ‘ear-to-sternal notch’ positioning, is a combination of atlanto-occipital extension and neck flexion (neck flexion of 35° and face plane extension of 15° is cited as ideal) and is considered optimal for direct laryngoscopy
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