n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - An approach to the difficult airway : main article
|Article Title||An approach to the difficult airway : main article|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||Mar 2007|
|Pages||110 - 113|
|Keyword(s)||Airway management, Airway management algorithm, Emergency departments, Equipment and Staff training|
Airway management is the first priority of resuscitation.
Preparation of equipment, training of staff and anticipation of problems will improve management of the patient with a difficult airway.
The flow diagram, as prepared by the Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa and endorsed by Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa, is an easy-to-remember algorithm for airway management.
Aim to achieve oxygenation and then ventilation of the patient via the safest, most effective method available.
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