Airway Anxiety

I thought we could start with an Airway case because there have been so many new developments in airway management over the last 2 years or so.

This 42 year old man is brought into your resuscitation room by ambulance with worsening shortness of breath and confusion.

CoverBariatric Times. 2012;9(6):18–19

His vital signs are as follows:

HR 128, BP 90/50, RR 36, Sats 89% on non-rebreather, Temp 38.9

He is agitated and keeps pulling off his non-rebreather mask leading to rapid desaturation.

Describe your approach to oxygenation and airway management for this patient.

Leave your thoughts in the comments section along with links to useful resources and references you may find. Over the course of the week we will collect, combine and curate resources that shed light on this difficult case.

I look forward to your thoughts


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