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Recommendations of the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management: Strategies for the Management of the Unanticipated Difficult Airway

 

Ernst Zadrobilek, MD,1 Klaus Krasser, MD,2 Wolfgang Puchner, MD,3 Schirin M. Missaghi, MD,2 and Friedrich Marian, MD4 (for the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management)

 

1Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Chairman of the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management and Director of the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Empress Elisabeth Hospital of the City of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

2Staff Anesthetist and Intensive Care Physician, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Empress Elisabeth Hospital of the City of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

3Staff Anesthetist and Intensive Care Physician, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Hospital of the City of Linz, Linz, Austria.

4Anesthetist and Intensive Care Physician, Director of the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Weinviertel Clinicum Mistelbach, Mistelbach, Austria.

 

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Received from the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management, Vienna, Austria.

 

Statements

Supported solely by the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management.

 

Special Acknowledgements

The authors highly acknowledge the expert advices, comments, and suggestions by Andranik Ovassapian (founding president of the Society of Airway Management) during the peer-review process of these recommendations.    

 

Acknowledgements

The authors thank the members of the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management for their valuable advices, comments, and suggestions during preparation of the manuscript before submission of the final version of these recommendations for publication in this journal.

 

Key Words

Recommendations: management of the unanticipated difficult airway.

 

 

Published: August 24, 2009.

 


 

The correct citation of these recommendations for reference is:

Zadrobilek E, Krasser K, Puchner W, Missaghi SM, Marian F (for the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management). Recommendations of the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management: strategies for the management of the unanticipated difficult airway. Internet Journal of Airway Management 5, 2008-2009.
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Last update: July 26, 2010.


 

Summary

Introduction

Basic Airway Management Principles

Management of Difficult Face-Mask Ventilation

Management of Failed Conventional Tracheal Intubation

Tracheal Extubation of the Difficult Airway

Experienced Airway Management Team

Training of Alternative Airway Management Techniques

Follow-Up Care of Patients Following a Difficult Tracheal Intubation

References


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