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Biro, P; Spahn, D R (2009). The difficult intubation drill at the University Hospital Zürich. Jurnalul Român de Anestezie Terapie Intensivã, 16(2):147-153.

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Abstract

Recently, an institutional “Difficult Intubation Drill” has been conceived and started at the University Hospital Zürich, which is intended to sustainably improve the handling of difficult airway situations. The drill consists of a weekly course in the airway management SkillsLab of the university to which all staff members of our department are subjected to participate. The hardware of the drill is a standardized difficult intubation cart consisting of 4 airway rescue techniques arranged in successive drawers that represent also the priority and order of use of these 4 devices: 1. SensaScope®, 2. Fastrach®, 3. laryngeal tube, and 4. transtracheal oxygenation and jet ventilation. This actual choice of devices and techniques represent the actual algorithm for the unexpected failed intubation. Repeated assessments of the educational results and clinical outcome of this airway course will possibly contribute to adaptations and modification of the difficult intubation cart and its clinical use.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Anesthesiology
DDC:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:10 Dec 2009 09:48
Last Modified:13 Dec 2012 02:05
Publisher:Clinica ATI
ISSN:1582-652X
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://www.jurnalul-anestezie.ro/2009/Biro_2-2009.pdf
Related URLs:http://www.jurnalul-anestezie.ro/2009/2009-2-11.html (Publisher)
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