Recent Advances in Anesthesiology

Volume: 3

Anesthesiologist’s Role in Supporting Non- Anesthesiologist Airway Provider Practice: Emergency Department and Intensive Care Units

Author(s): Cristina Gil Lapetra, Jossy C. Salazar Aguirre, José Olarra Nuel, Beatriz Bolzoni Muriel and Marta Solera Toledo

Pp: 240-252 (13)

DOI: 10.2174/9789811432385120030023

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The high complication rate following inadequate airway management and its fatal consequences sometimes call for a cross-national comparison to understand different approaches in different settings. Anaesthesiologists have long been considered experts in Airway Management (AM), notwithstanding other medical professionals are frequently solicited to perform such procedures outside Operating Rooms (OR), in some cases without adequate training.

Keywords: Airway management, Blind nasotracheal intubation, Cricothyroid membrane, Difficult airway, Emergency Room, Laryngoscopy, Paramedical, Simulation, Tracheal intubation, Training.

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