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Unformatted text preview: pharyngeal space. If unable to see the object, do not attempt to probe for the obstruction with a medical instrument. Here you must consider back slaps of the Heimlich maneuver. Securing an airway: Head tilt and chin lift Jaw thrust Inspection of mouth and pharynx for foreign bodies / vomit Suction of secretions if necessary Bag and mask ventilation with oxygen feed Pre-operative Management: Before all operations, the airway should be evaluated to estimate the difficulty of intubation. When obtaining a history, patients should be asked questions about difficulty with prior anaesthetics, history of sleep apnea, and the presence of airway pathology, especially if it is associated with stridor. During the physical examination, the patient’s body habitus should be evaluated along with an inspection the mouth and pharynx to identify any potential problems....
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- Fall '10