Category Airway
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Airway and Cervical Spine Injury

Airway and Cervical Spine Injury. about 30% of trauma patients (depending on the study) require intubation <30 minutes of arrival in ED. airway management must take into account the risk of coexistent cervical spine injury, the mantra being "airway management with cervical spine stabilisation"
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Paediatric Airway

The paediatric airway differs from that of adults in terms of anatomy, and there are important management implications
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Coroner’s clot

OVERVIEW 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) So named…

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Unplanned extubation

Unplanned extubation of mechanically ventilated patients is relatively common ( 0·5% to 14·2% of ICU patients in most studies, higher in a few outliers)
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Video laryngoscopy

Video laryngoscopy: multiple types of video-assisted laryngoscope devices are available. Four step procedure (Mouth - Screen - Mouth - Screen):