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Anesthesiol Clin North Am. 2002 Dec;20(4):833-61.

Facemask, nasal, and oral airway devices.

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Department of Anesthesiology, John Hopkins Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.


Although this article merely glances the surface of some of the more fundamental aspects of managing the simple airway, one can see that an exhaustive discussion would require much more space than allotted herein. Although the author has attempted to reflect in a more clinically relevant tone in text, the best and most effective way to learn and remember such techniques is to perform them together with an experienced clinician. Attention to detail, subtleties, and nuances of the basic airway techniques, along with a willingness to refine this lost art of airway management, will re-solidify the foundation of excellent anesthesia and airway management.

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