This is part 2 of a 2 part series called “how we make easy airways harder”. In this episode I focus on improving endotracheal intubation and avoiding common errors that make airway interventions less likely to be successful.

Airway Checklist Examples

Anything worse than grade 2a is ideally managed using a bougie. Image: nurse-anesthesia.com
Grade 3a should be optimized if possible but can usually be managed using a bougie. Grade 3b cannot be intubated and must be optimized.

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