Advanced airway devices available (Glide scope, intubating LMA, fiberoptic equipment).
§Reverse Trendelenberg (30-45 degrees).
§May need “Troop Pillow” or ramp for optimal laryngoscopy.
§Pad and protect pressure areas.
§Carpal tunnel syndrome, brachial plexus and lower extremity nerve injuries common.
§Adequate pre oxygenation a must!
§Consider CPAP 10 cm H2O during preoxygenation.
- §If using dexmedatomidine, may
- begin bolus after monitors applied.
- §Study found no difference in measurement b/w upper arm and forearm for placement of
- BP cuff.