Use of Airtraq as a Rescue Device in Intensive Care Unit

Shetty, Nanda and Krishna, Rohith and Sayeed, Tajammul (2013) Use of Airtraq as a Rescue Device in Intensive Care Unit. Indian Journal of Respiratory Care , 2 (1). pp. 244-246.

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Inability to secure an airway in a hypoxic patient is a nightmare for every anaesthesiologist. The challenge doubles when such situations occur outside the operating room. Many new airway devices have been designed to overcome this difficulty. Airtraq is a videolaryngoscope which has been successfully used in the operating room as a rescue device during difficult laryngoscopy. We describe two such scenarios where Airtraq was used successfully to secure the airway in patients with poor or no glottic view on direct laryngoscopy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Airtraq, difficult intubation, airway management in ICU.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anaesthesiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2013 07:34
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2013 07:34

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