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1

Cormack-Lehane

1-4
3,4 are correlated with difficult or failed airways

2

C-L 1

Visualization of nearly the entire glottic aperture

3

C-L 2

Visualization of posterior cords and arytenoids

4

C-L 3

Epiglottis only visible

5

C-L 4

No glottic structures visible

6

Arytenoids

Era te noid

7

LEMON

Look external - overall feel for if it will be difficult
Evaluate 3-3-2 mouth, mentum to chin-neck, chin-neck and thyroid notch
Mallampati
Obstruction
Neck mobility

8

Mallampati

Class 1,2 easy tubes
4 is 10% fail rate
Open mouth wide with tongue all the way out without phonating
1-pillars
2-fauces
3-base of uvula
4-hard palate only

9

4 cardinal signs airway obstruction

Hot potato voice
Difficulty swallowing
Stridor
Sensation of dyspnea

10

MOANS BVM

Mask seal/male/mallampati
Obesity/obstruction
Age
No teeth
Stiff/snoring

11

RODS for extra glottic airway

Restricted mouth opening
Obstruction obesity
Disrupted/distorted airway
Stiff

12

SMART for crics

Surgery recent or remote
Mass
Access/anatomy
Radiation (and other deformity or scarring)
Tumah!

13

Crash airway pt

Unconscious, near death, expected to be unresponsive to laryngoscopes