failed airway algorithm

20 Feb

cribbed right from the emcrit blog post on the Shock Trauma Center Failed Airway Algorithm

check it out. sums up what we usually do. 

personally, i’m a bougie fan. lately, been giving more consideration to using the LMA as a rescue airway for a difficult intubation. take a look, form your own favorites.

BOTTOM LINE:

have a plan A, plan B, and plan C (at least).

 

References: emcrit post

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