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Flashcards in Airway Deck (10):
1

Neck flexion should reach this angle

85 degrees

2

Neck extension should reach this angle

70 degrees

3

Neck rotation should reach this angle

80 degrees

4

Ear to shoulder should reach this angle

40 degrees

5

Adding a pillow under the patient's head aligns these two axises

LA and PA

6

Sniffing position aligns

OA with LA and PA

7

Strong predictors of difficult airway

Buck teeth
Receding mandible
Decreased jaw movement
Decreased head and neck movement
Short neck
Obesity (thick neck)

8

_____% of all anesthetics are difficult airways

1-7%

9

When does difficult airway management occur?

66% on induction
15% intra-op
11% extubation
5% PACU
3% pre-induction

10

What is needed on the difficult airway cart?

1) Alternate laryngoscope blades from what is typically used
2) ETTs of different sizes
3) ETT Guides (bougie, semi-rigid stylets, light wands, forceps designed to manipulate the distal end of the ETT)
4) Supraglottic airway devices (LMAs and combitubes)
5) Fiberoptic intubation equipment
6) Retrograde intubation equipment
7) Jet ventilation equipment
8) Surgical airway equipment (cric)
9) Expired CO2 detector