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  Guidance for anaesthesia and perioperative care providers   

Our goal:

                 To reduce the likelihood of adverse anesthetic outcomes through

                 education and discussion of difficult airway management scenarios.


 Expertise in airway management is important to every medical specialty.
 Maintaining a patent airway is vital while providing adequate oxygenation and ventilation.

 Failure to do so for even a brief period can be disastrous.



Difficulty in managing the airway is the single most important cause of major anesthesia-related morbidity and mortality.



 Excluding dental damage,

 the single largest category of anesthetic-related injury is respiratory events. 


The three main causes of respiratory-related injury are:

inadequate ventilation,

esophageal intubation,

and difficult tracheal intubation.

Based on these evidences, the American Society of Anesthesiology(ASA) published recommended guidelines for dealing with the airway.


  Clinical Anesthesia  /   Editor: Barash, Paul G.; Cullen, Bruce F.; Stoelting, Robert K.
  Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins       Edition: 4th Edition




The ASA guidelines presented at this website are recommendations

and are not intended as standards or absolute requirements.      Read more >




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 JAN / 2020