Category Archives: ENT

Anticipated Difficult Airway

Remember to consider – to get an idea of what you are dealing with.

Thoughts. Which of the following are anticipated to be difficult and what is the plan for each:

  • Mask ventilation
  • LMA insertion/use
  • Endotracheal intubation
  • Front of neck access

 

Options to consider:

  • AFOI
  • Inhalational induction vs IV induction
  • Spontaneous vs controlled ventilation (+/- muscle relaxant)
  • Mask ventilation with guedel + two person technique
  • THRIVE
  • Direct laryngoscopy
  • Video laryngoscopy
  • Asleep FOI
  • Front of neck: surgical cricothyroidotomy by us vs ENT trache (awake?)