Difficult Airway Plan

Effective RSI is reliant on good team work.

Any team works better if all members know what is happening at any particular time and what will happen next if the current step fails.

This is the algorithm that we have developed for our department.

We recognise that different departments have different equipment and different personnel so this will not be directly applicable to other institutions. We provide this as a guide for departments to develop their own plan, which they will then need to disseminate and train for.

Simulation Team Training is an essential component of airway management and team members should all attend regular sessions.

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