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Anesth Prog. 2015 Summer;62(2):74-80; quiz 80-1. doi: 10.2344/0003-3006-62.2.74.

Airway Assessment for Office Sedation/Anesthesia.

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1
Professor of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Head, Division of Anesthesia and Pain Control, Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Tufts University Schools of Dental Medicine and Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.
2
Professor Emeritus, Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati Academic Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Abstract

Whenever a patient is about to receive sedation or general anesthesia, no matter what the technique, the preoperative assessment of the airway is one of the most important steps in ensuring patient safety and positive outcomes. This article, Part III in the series on airway management, is directed at the ambulatory office practice and focuses on predicting the success of advanced airway rescue techniques.

KEYWORDS:

Airway evaluation; Airway management; Anesthesia; Emergency rescue; Sedation

PMID:
26061578
PMCID:
PMC4462705
DOI:
10.2344/0003-3006-62.2.74
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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