I’m excited. My latest article, titled, “10 Rules for Approaching Difficult Intubation,
Always Prepare for Failure” has just been released in the journal supplement Airway Management, published by Anesthesiology News.
Managing the difficult airway is one of the most challenging, risk ridden, and downright scary clinical problems in anesthesia. The article makes the point that although we all know that a “can’t intubate, can’t ventilate” scenario can happen to anyone at anytime, many of us practice as though it will never happen to us. We must always prepare for failure. In the article, I’ve provided practical information from my 38 years of experience on how to recognize, manage, and protect our patients with challenging airways.
While there is a lot of information for the novice, there are also clinical pearls for the experienced intubator. I’m hoping you will find this information helpful to you, and to your trainees.
You can find the article on-line here, where you can also download a pdf version to share:
10 Rules for Approaching Difficult Intubation, Always Prepare for Failure
In addition to my article, please read the others as well. This issue is full of helpful, well written submissions. I have always found Anesthesiology News to provide interesting and timely updates and well written reviews, and this issue is no exception.
May The Force Be With You
Christine E. Whitten MD. author
Anyone Can Intubate, A Step By Step Guide
Pediatric Airway Management, A Step By Step guide
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