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The Future of Knee Repair - February 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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T he scary part about managing the difficult airway is that you don't always know when you'll be faced with one. About 6% of adults who have normal airway anatomy end up present- ing problems, says Richard Cooper, MD, a professor in the department of anesthesia and pain management at Toronto General Hospital in Canada. "Let's call those cases what they are," he says. "If you're performing laryngoscopy for the purpose of seeing the larynx, and you don't see it, the intubation isn't difficult. It's failed." With video laryngoscopes, failure is never an option. 1 1 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 6 Why Settle for Unsafe Airway Management? Video laryngoscopes turn challenging intubations into routine procedures. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor • EASY ACCESS There's no arguing that video laryngoscopes have made airway management safer. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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