Intubation is an everyday task for most anaesthesiologists. However, difficult or failed intubation is one of the most critical situations for the patient safety. In this section anaesthesiologists share their experience with intubation and different intubation techniques and devices.
The KingVision videolaryngoscope is a new, highly portable video laryngoscope. Its high resolution LCD screen is housed on the handle . Each blade contains a new CMOS camera. It is used for intubation in the patient under general anesthesia. Here we present a case where the KingVision is used in an awake intubation.Watch
A patient with a complex microvascular free flap, presents with bleeding. After invasive radiologic embolization he is taken to the operating room for exploration of the intramural flap. The decision is made to use an awake intubation technique and an Ambu aScope is employed.Watch
This patient presented to the emergency department with 5 hours of progressive swelling of the tongue. She had minimal respiratory distress. After examination by an otolaryngologists she was classed as progressing from Type 2 to Type 3 Angioneurotic edema, and the decision was made to intubate her airway in the operating room.Watch
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