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3-2). Regardless of the algorithm used initially (main, crash, or difficult), if airway failure occurs, the failed airway algorithm (Fig. 3-5) is immediately invoked. The working definition of the failed airway is crucial and is explained in much more detail in the following sections. , failed airway), and because, although recognizing the situation, he or she does not know what actions to take. CHAPTER 3 THE EMERGENCY AIRWAY ALGORITHMS ● 25 Needs intubation Unresponsive? near death? yes Crash airway no Predict difficult airway?

Algorithms are best thought of as a series of key questions and critical actions, with the answer to each question guiding the next critical action. The answers are always binary: “yes” or “no” to simplify and speed cognitive factor analysis. Figures 3-1 and 3-2 provide an overview of the algorithms, and how they work together. ). If the answer is “yes,” the patient is managed as a crash airway using the crash airway algorithm (Fig. 3-3). ” (see Chapter 2). If the answer is “yes,” the patient is managed as a difficult airway (Fig.

Anesth Analg. 2003;97(2):595–600. 5. Yentis SM, Lee DJ. Evaluation of an improved scoring system for the grading of direct laryngoscopy. Anaesthesia. 1998;53(11):1041–1044. 6. Reed MJ, Dunn MJ, McKeown DW. Can an airway assessment score predict difficulty at intubation in the emergency department? Emerg Med J. 2005;22(2):99–102. 7. Walls RM, Brown CA III, Bair AE, et al. Emergency airway management: a multi-center report of 8937 emergency department intubations. J Emerg Med 2011;41(4):347-54. CHAPTER 2 THE DIFFICULT AND FAILED AIRWAY ● 21 8.

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