Airway Management of Respiratory Failure.

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Airway Management of Respiratory Failure.

Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2016 Feb;34(1):97-127

Authors: Overbeck MC

Patients in respiratory distress often require airway management, including endotracheal intubation. It takes a methodical approach to transition from an unstable patient in distress with an unsecured airway, to a stable, sedated patient with a definitive airway. Through a deliberate course of advanced preparation, the emergency physician can tailor the approach to the individual clinical situation and optimize the chance of first-pass success. Sedation of the intubated patient confers physiologic benefits and should be included in the plan for airway control.

PMID: 26614244 [PubMed - in process]

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