Tag Airway
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Befriend the bougie!

OK people, time to share. Following on from befriend the bougie! @MDaware shared a great tip about using the bougie to assist in intercostal catheter placement in obese patients. Indeed, I suggested that the bougie is so fantastic, if there…

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Paediatric Anaesthetic Equipment

AIRWAY ADJUNCTS Oropharyngeal Airways 000 -> 4 (4-10cm in length) not useful in neonates measure; incisors to angle of jaw don’t invert when inserting (damage to palate) Nasopharyngeal Airways rarely used may be useful with some congenital airway problems or…

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Fenestrated Tracheostomy Tube

fenestrated tracheostomy tube. allows patient to breath normally with a tracheostomy in situ. patient can cough and speak through mouth. improves swallow function. acts a step prior to decannulation
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ETT Stylet

ETT stylet is a device that allows the endotracheal tube (ETT) to be stiffened and the shape molded as desired.
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Airway Obstruction

Complete obstruction of the upper airway occurs when there is inability to talk, cough or breath. Apnea and cyanosis are present and paradoxical respirations may be noted.
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Trismus and Restricted Mouth Opening

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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Blind Digital Intubation

Digital intubation allows intubation to be performed without a laryngoscope or a view of the larynx; may be performed with or without a bougie
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Airway in Neck Trauma

Airway in Neck Trauma: potentially a life-threatening emergency with a difficult airway, need to assess rapidly and get help early
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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…