Use of the air-Q® intubating laryngeal airway for rapid-sequence intubation in infants with severe airway obstruction: a case series

Authors

  • N. Jagannathan,

    Attending Pediatric Anesthesiologist and Assistant Professor, Corresponding author
    • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Department of Pediatric Anesthesia, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
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  • L. E. Sohn,

    Attending Pediatric Anesthesiologist and Assistant Professor
    1. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Department of Pediatric Anesthesia, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
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  • J. M. Eidem

    Fellow in Pediatric Anesthesia
    1. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Department of Pediatric Anesthesia, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
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Correspondence to: N. Jagannathan

Email: simjag2000@yahoo.com

Summary

We describe a four-step method for fibreoptic-guided, rapid-sequence tracheal intubation through the air-Q® intubating laryngeal airway in infants with severe airway obstruction. Our step-wise process provides an organised and controlled approach to safely securing the airway.

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