Airway is one of the most important considerations in critical care, anaesthesia and resuscitation scenarios. It forms the first step of our primary survey, and is the one of the leading causes of death in emergent situations. This blog post is all about airways - from the perspective of a perianaesthesia and critical care nurse.
In this post we will cover the anatomy of the airway. Then, go into various different ways of maintaining an airway in a patient who may be unresponsive/unconscious.