Acute Airway Obstruction Management in Patients with Ear Nose Throat Problems

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Sumon Mantaga
Jitsupa Nithiuthai

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Acute upper airway obstructions in Ear-Nose-Throat patients are not uncommon. Collaboration between multidisciplinary teams and good plans are keys to success in airway management and patient safety. Anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists have important roles in assessing and making individualized plans which can be challenging. Regarding patient safety and cost-effectiveness, applying up-to-date knowledge with limited hospital facilities and resources needs experienced staff. The airway management team requires a thorough understanding of both the patient’s condition and how to use the specialized airway equipment.

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