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Recommendations of the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management: Preoperative Airway Evaluation and Documentation, Dissemination, and Communication of Difficult Airway Information

 

Ernst Zadrobilek, MD,1 Schirin M. Missaghi, MD,2 Klaus Krasser, MD,2 Wolfgang Puchner, MD,3 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.

 

Address correspondence and comments to Ernst Zadrobilek.

 

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

 

Statements

Supported solely by the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management.

 

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: preoperative airway evaluation; documentation, dissemination, and communication of dificult airway information.

 

 

Published: August 28, 2009.

 


 

The correct citation of these recommendations for reference is:

Zadrobilek E, Missaghi SM, Krasser K, Puchner W, Marian F (for the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management). Recommendations of the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management: preoperative airway evaluation and documentation, dissemination, and communication difficult airway information. Internet Journal of Airway Management 5, 2008-2009.
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http://www.adair.at/ijam/volume05/recommendations02/default.htm
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Last update: August 28, 2009.


 

Summary

Introduction

Preoperative Airway Evaluation

Documentation and Dissemination of Preoperative Findings and Test Results

Documentation and Dissemination of the Experienced Difficult Airway

Communication of Difficult Airway Information for Future Patient Care

References


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