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Airway management: OVERVIEW

This guide has been designed for anaesthetists interested in Airway Management to locate relevant resources on this topic, including those available through the ANZCA library.

Spotlight (Airway Alert Checklist)

Essential Reads

Baker PA, Flanagan BT, Greenland KB, Morris R, Owen H, Riley RH, et al. Equipment to manage a difficult airway during anaesthesiaAIC, 2011, 39(1), 16-34.

Frerk C, Mitchell VS, McNarry AF, Mendonca C, Bhagrath R.  .... Difficult Airway Society 2015 guidelines for management of unanticipated difficult intubation in adults  BJA: British Journal of Anaesthesia, 2015,115(6), 827–848.

Greenland KB. Airway assessment based on a three column model of direct laryngoscopyAIC, 2010, 38(1), 14-19.

Heard AMB, Green RJ, Eakins P. The formulation and introduction of a ‘can't intubate, can't ventilate’ algorithm into clinical practiceAnaesthesia, 2009, 64(6) 601–608.

McGrath BA, Bates L, Atkinson D and Moore JA. Multidisciplinary guidelines for the management of tracheostomy and laryngectomy airway emergenciesAnaesthesia, 2012, 67(9),1025–1041.

Mason RA, Fielder CP. The Obstructed Airway in head and neck surgeryAnaesthesia, 1999, 54, 625–8. 

Pandit JJ, Popat MT, Cook TM, Wilkes AR, Groom P, Cooke H, Kapila A, O’Sullivan E. The Difficult Airway Society ‘ADEPT’ Guidance on selecting airway devices: the basis of a strategy for equipment evaluationAnaesthesia, 2011, 66(8), 726-737.

Popat M, Mitchell V, Dravid R, Patel A, Swampillai C and Higgs A. Difficult Airway Society Guidelines for the management of tracheal extubation. Anaesthesia, 2012, 67(3), 318–340.

Airway Management SIG

For more information about this Special Interest Group (SIG), including events, activities and membership, please visit the Airway Management page on the ANZCA website.

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