Airway microskills references

Here the references for articles quoted in the Airway Microskills Clinical Governance Day


Use of Storz C-Mac®
Khan RM, Haris A, Sharma P, Kaul N. Oxygenating patients during difficult videolaryngoscopy. Anaesthesia. 2015 Sep 15;70(10):1214–4

Masters J, Rope T. Suction tube-facilitated videolaryngoscopic intubation. Anaesthesia. 2015 Aug;70(8):1003


Awake flexible intubation
Durga VK, Millns JP, Smith JE. Manoeuvres used to clear the airway during fibreoptic intubation. Br J Anaesth. 2001 Aug;87(2):207–11


Clemency BM, Roginski M, Lindstrom HA, Billittier AJ. Paramedic Intubation: Patient Position Might Matter. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2014 Apr 3;18(2):239–43

Lee HC, Yun MJ, Hwang JW, Na HS, Kim DH, Park JY. Higher operating tables provide better laryngeal views for tracheal intubation. Br J Anaesth. 2014 Mar 18;112(4):749–55


Kim HC, Yoo DH, Kim HJ, Jeon YT, Hwang JW, Park HP. A prospective randomised comparison of two insertion methods for i-gel ™placement in anaesthetised paralysed patients: standard vs rotational technique. Anaesthesia. 2014 Apr 28;69(7):729–34


Unassisted Bougie
Eipe N. Preloading bougies. Anaesthesia. 2014 May;69(5):515–6


The “Anterior” Larynx (isn’t yours?!)
Bougie reflection off incisors

Biro P, Ruetzler K. The reflective intubation manoeuvre increases success rate in moderately difficult direct laryngoscopy. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2015 Jun;32(6):406–10

Sivapurapu V. Scissor-like manoeuvre of tracheal tube. Br J Anaesth. 2014 Apr;112(4):769

Sharma R. Traction over inflation-tube of endotracheal tube to facilitate emergency intubation in a patient with anteriorly placed larynx. Resuscitation. 2010 Jan;81(1):134–5


Choosing a big enough tube
Farrow S, Farrow C, Soni N. Size matters: choosing the right tracheal tube. Anaesthesia. 2012 Aug;67(8):815–9

Isitt CE, Porter JRS, Vizcaychipi MP. Initial tracheal tube size for patients with burns. Anaesthesia. 2014 Apr;69(4):392


Paediatric Intubation
Gamble JJ, McKay WP, Wang AF, Yip KA, O’Brien JM, Plewes CE. Three-finger tracheal palpation to guide endotracheal tube depth in children. Cote C, editor. Pediatric Anesthesia. 2014 Jun 23;24(10):1050–5


Tying the tube
Williams DJ. Knots to secure airway devices. Anaesthesia. 2013 Nov;68(11):1204–5

Lovett PB, Flaxman A, Stürmann KM, Bijur P. The insecure airway: a comparison of knots and commercial devices for securing endotracheal tubes. BMC Emerg Med. 2006;6:7

Albertyn R, Warburton J. A knotty problem resolved. Anaesthesia. 2007 Jun;62(6):637


Solving post-intubation issues

Cross Y, Byrne N. Handy salbutamol dispensing device. Anaesthesia. 2009 Feb;64(2):230

Featherstone P, Abdelaal A, Duane D. Airway emergency during anaesthesia using a metered-dose inhaler. Anaesthesia. 2011 Jan;66(1):58

McCormick T. Clamp to prevent collapse. Anaesthesia. 2010 Aug;65(8):861–2

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