Critical care practitioners must have the ability to secure and maintain an adequate airway. Mask ventilation and endotracheal intubation can be lifesaving for a patient in respiratory distress. This chapter focuses on basic principles, including patient assessment, preparation, technical aspects, equipment for laryngoscopy and intubation, and alternative strategies for elective and emergent airway management.
KeywordsEndotracheal Tube Vocal Cord Airway Management Difficult Intubation Mask Ventilation
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