ALTERNATYWNE TECHNIKI DEFINITYWNYCH DRÓG ODDECHOWYCH U PACJENTÓW URAZOWYCH W WARUNKACH POZASZPITALNYCH
London North West Healthcare NHS Trust,
Northwick Park Hospital Department of Anaesthetics
Radomski Szpital Specjalistycny, Radom
Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lublinie, Lublin
Definitive airway is often regarded as the gold standard when dealing with trauma patients because it offers superior level of airway protection as well as the possibility of positive pressure ventilation. However, establishing definitive airway in out-of-hospital settings is often challenging as sometimes it is simply impossible to place the patients in an adequate and comfortable position for classic tracheal intubation. There are different alternative methods of intubation, albeit rather unpopular, which can be used in the above-mentioned situation and their application may increase the chances of survival of trauma patients.
airway management, definitive airway, face-to-face intubation, retrograde intubation, trauma patients