Journal of Anesthesia

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 482–493 | Cite as

JSA airway management guideline 2014: to improve the safety of induction of anesthesia

  • Japanese Society of AnesthesiologistsEmail author

Purposes of this guideline

Induction of general anesthesia significantly impairs control of the respiratory system, particularly upper-airway maintenance mechanisms. To ensure patient safety, anesthesiologists need to secure the airway during induction of anesthesia. Nevertheless, failure of airway control is a major cause of cardiac arrest and death attributable to anesthetic management [1, 2, 3]. The purpose of this airway management guideline is to assist anesthesiologists to achieve safe airway management in the daily practice of clinical anesthesia for all patients, regardless of their age. Maintenance of oxygenation during induction of anesthesia is a primary focus of the guideline. Recommendations for safe procedures during recovery from anesthesia should be added to this guideline in the near future (Q1: 96 %)1.

The Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists (JSA) recommends that anesthesia providers, including but not limited to JSA members, should follow this guideline. Our...


Tracheal Intubation Airway Management Spontaneous Breathing Difficult Airway Airway Device 
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This guideline is developed by the JSA-AMA Discussion Group: Shiroh Isono, Kazuyoshi Aoyama, Takashi Asai, Kazuhiko Fukuda, Keiji Goto, Satoshi Hagihira, Koichi Hiroki, Takao Ichikawa, Teruhiko Ishikawa, Tetsuro Kagawa, Yoshiroh Kaminoh, Shin Kawana, Takafumi Kobayashi, Kiyoyasu Kurahashi, Norifumi Kuratani, Takemaru Kuruma, Kazuhiro Mizumoto, Masashi Nakagawa, Koichi Nakazawa, Kimitoshi Nishiwaki, Atsuhiro Sakamoto, Teiji Sawa, Yoshito Shiraishi, Kazuya Sobue, Yasuyuki Suzuki, and Yutaka Usuda.


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