The difficult airway: tools and techniques for acute management: proven alternatives are needed when conventional intubation fails.

Title

The difficult airway: tools and techniques for acute management: proven alternatives are needed when conventional intubation fails.

Creator

Blanda M

Publisher

Journal of Critical Illness

Date

2000
2000-07

Description

The ability to secure a patient's airway is crucial in the management of acutely life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Since a number of factors can make routine endotracheal intubation difficult or impossible, critical care clinicians must be prepared with competence in a variety of airway management techniques. Noninvasive alternative techniques and tools include digital intubation, directional tubes, lighted stylets, esophageal-tracheal tubes, and the laryngeal mask airway. Invasive methods include translaryngeal guided intubation (retrograde intubation), percutaneous transtracheal ventilation, and surgical cricothyrotomy.

Subject

Airway Obstruction; Intubation – Methods

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

358–373

Issue

7

Volume

15

Citation

Blanda M, “The difficult airway: tools and techniques for acute management: proven alternatives are needed when conventional intubation fails.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 26, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6162.

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