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n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - An approach to the difficult airway : main article
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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