Failed tracheal intubation in primary health care

South African Family Practice

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Title Failed tracheal intubation in primary health care
Creator Govender, Indiran Nzaumvila, Doudou K. Maphasha, Olga M.
Subject — failed intubation; anaesthesia; airway management; primary health care; Mallampati classification; video laryngoscope; hypoxia; hypotension
Description Tracheal intubation in primary health care is a necessary skill and usually one that is necessary for appropriate emergency management of unstable patients. Primary care practitioners may not have an anaesthetist or critical care doctor available to help them in these emergencies and must manage these patients themselves. Often tracheal intubation may fail because of multiple possible factors and a different course of action may be needed to minimise the potential for harm to the patient. The primary care professional or family physician will have to manage this failed intubation. Primary health care facilities providing obstetric services must have guidelines and appropriate equipment for management of airway problems. This article will explore reasons for the failure of tracheal intubation and how this can be managed.
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Date 2022-10-24
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/safp.v64i1.5532
Source South African Family Practice; Vol 64, No 1 (2022): Part 4; 7 pages 2078-6204 2078-6190
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2022 Indiran Govender, Doudou K. Nzaumvila, Olga M. Maphasha