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Airway management in trauma 

Airway management in trauma
Airway management in trauma

Jason Smith

, Ian Greaves

, and Keith M Porter

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date: 05 July 2022

Airway management in trauma 40

Basic airway manoeuvres 42

More advanced interventions 44

Rapid sequence induction of anaesthesia and intubation 50

Drugs in rapid sequence intubation 54

Alternative airway techniques 58

The failed airway 62

Further reading 66

Airway management in trauma presents many complex challenges. The primary goal of oxygen delivery to the patient often requires the establishment of a secure protected airway, preventing obstruction by foreign bodies or external compression. The additional goal of ventilation, to remove carbon dioxide, is also vital to enable appropriate ongoing management of the patient with multiple injuries, especially if there is brain injury....

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