Posture used by anaesthetists during laryngoscopy.

@article{Walker2002PostureUB,
  title={Posture used by anaesthetists during laryngoscopy.},
  author={Jason D Walker},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2002},
  volume={89 5},
  pages={772-4}
}
BACKGROUND There is little advice on the posture to be used when intubating the trachea. Does the stance used depend on experience? METHODS Twenty-six subjects with varying experience of intubation were photographed during laryngoscopy of an intubation training mannequin. Posture was measured from the photographs and the data were analysed with the Mann-Whitney U-test. RESULTS The less experienced group had shallower lines of sight, levered more, and stood with their face closer to the… CONTINUE READING
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