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Airway 

Airway
Chapter:
Airway
Author(s):

Martin Beed

, Richard Sherman

, and Ravi Mahajan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199696277.003.0002
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date: 23 May 2019

Airway obstruction

Complications at intubation

Airway/facial trauma

Airway/facial burns

Airway infections

Airway foreign bodies

Airway haemorrhage

Endotracheal tube complications

Tracheostomy complications

An obstructed airway is a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment. Where possible, patients at risk should be identified early so that airway obstruction can be prevented. Although upper airway obstruction may be gradual in onset it more commonly progresses very rapidly. Continuous assessment is required to identify signs of impending airway obstruction....

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