Fibreoptic intubation

  title={Fibreoptic intubation},
  author={Ian R. Morris},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia},
  • I. Morris
  • Published 1994
  • Medicine
  • Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia
Although not widely utilized, fibreoptic techniques represent a dramatic advance in the management of the difficult intubation. Particularly suited to the awake patient in the elective setting, fibreoptic intubation can abo be useful in selected emergency situations, and can be done under general anaesthesia. In the awake patient fibreoptic intubation maintains a wide margin of safety while producing minimal patient discomfort, but requires adequate local anaesthesia of the airway. Intimate… 

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