Volume 18, Issue 1 (4-2008)                   J Holist Nurs Midwifery 2008, 18(1): 51-54 | Back to browse issues page

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hadadi S, salmani A. Management of the difficult Airway. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2008; 18 (1) :51-54
URL: http://hnmj.gums.ac.ir/article-1-271-en.html
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The appropriate airway management is the important point during the anesthesia. For it dose, ‎taking history, physical examination (head and neck, mandible, mouth opening, neck ‎movements …) must be done completely and they are helpful in estimating difficult ‎intubation.‎ It is necessary to note that one case from every ‎‏5000‏‎ cases of anesthesia, not only intubation is ‎not possible but also ventilation is impossible. Direct difficult laryngoscopy happens in ‎‏1.5-‏‏8.5%‏‎ of cases and failed intubation occurs in ‎‏0.13-0.3%‏‎ of cases.‎ Above mentioned points indicated that airway management is important and vital and in the ‎airway difficulties, ventilation auxiliaries such as LMA, combitube, TTJV, and tracheostomy ‎must be used to save patient's life.‎

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Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/23 | Accepted: 2014/08/23 | Published: 2014/08/23

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