Predictors of a Difficult Airway

© 2008, The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency™
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MOANS
difficult mask ventilation
LEMON
difficult laryngoscopy
SHORT
difficult cricothyrotomy
Mask Seal
Obese
Aged (>55 y/o)
No Teeth
Stiff
Look externally (gestalt)
Evaluate 3-3-2
Mallampati
Obstruction or Obesity
Neck mobility
Surgery
Hematoma or infection
Obese
Radiation
Tumor

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