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Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia


Challenges in airway management of trauma patients: An update


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Author Details : Abhijit Kumar*, Amit Kohli

Volume : 7, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

Article Page : 39-45


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Abstract

Trauma has been a widely studied subject in western world in past decade. Many international organizations
have formulated guidelines regarding the management of victims who have threatened airway due to any
kind of trauma. Indian subcontinent is following the western world in such situations but incidence and
nature of trauma is different, moreover the availability of resources varies. This review article will highlight
the topics like need for pre-hospital intubations, status of rapid sequence intubation, cricoid pressure,
adjuncts for intubation and airway management of victims with trauma of special nature.


“My heart and soul were wrecked; I was not sure whether my windpipe is going to make it or not”- Joshua
Graham

 

Keywords: Airway, Trauma, Cervical spine, Endo Tracheal Tube, Tracheostomy.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijca.2020.008

How to cite : Kumar A, Kohli A, Challenges in airway management of trauma patients: An update. Indian J Clin Anaesth 2020;7(1):39-45

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