N Engl J Med. 2011 May 19;364(20):e42
Authors: Heidegger T
Fiberoptic intubation plays an important part in the management of a difficult airway and is recommended by many societies of anesthesia. It is primarily important for the management of the anticipated difficult airway, but can also be used to secure the airway in an unexpected situation. There are different techniques for both situations -- the nasal and oral approach in the awake and anesthetized status, respectively. The choice of the equipment and medication is primarily dependent on personal preference. This video will demonstrate a nasal approach in an awake patient with a difficult airway and will also demonstrate an oral technique in an anesthetized patient whose . . .
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