The topic discusses potential complications during or immediately after endotracheal intubation, use of a supraglottic airway, or mask ventilation, as well as potential indirect hemodynamic and physiologic complications. The topic concludes with a series of recommendations.
Dr. Berkow, Professor of Anesthesiology and President of the Society for Airway Management, is the author of two other UpToDate® topics on airway: “Airway management for induction of general anesthesia” and “Rapid sequence induction and intubation (RSII) for anesthesia.
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