Assessment and management of the predicted difficult airway in babies and children

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dc.contributor.author Baker, Paul en
dc.contributor.author Navaratnarajah, J en
dc.contributor.author Black, AE en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-17T03:37:23Z en
dc.date.issued 2015-12 en
dc.identifier.citation Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine 16(12):622-631 Dec 2015 en
dc.identifier.issn 1472-0299 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35178 en
dc.description.abstract Although it is essential to take a history and examine every child prior to airway management, preoperative anticipation of a difficult airway is not totally reliable and therefore it is wise to be prepared for the unexpected difficult airway. Information about the airway can be gained from previous medical records, current history, physical examination and other tests. A natural consequence of airway assessment is development of an airway plan. Important anatomical and physiological features may be identified in an airway assessment which can then have a direct influence on the subsequent airway plan. Managing the predicted difficult airway is usually elective. This allows proper preparation of equipment, assistants, expertise and the environment required for the airway plan. This paper will discuss paediatric airway assessment, outline those features which contribute to airway difficulty, and identify indications and risk factors associated with various airway techniques. Key objectives for an airway management plan are to maintain oxygenation and avoid trauma. This involves adopting techniques that avoid hypoxia and provide a high success rate with minimum attempts. en
dc.publisher Medicine Pub. Co. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine en
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dc.title Assessment and management of the predicted difficult airway in babies and children en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.mpaic.2015.09.002 en
pubs.issue 12 en
pubs.begin-page 622 en
pubs.volume 16 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Medicine Pub. Co. en
pubs.end-page 631 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 525884 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Anaesthesiology en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-08-17 en


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