Author(s) Khan M.
Source Anaesthesia; Jul 2021; vol. 76 ; p. 49
In critical care, 80% of airway-related critical incidents occur post-intubation. There is also a high frequency of re-intubations in critical care patients within 48 h of extubation. Therefore, being able to anticipate a difficult airway holds value. Higgs et al.  recommend that identifying difficult airway can reduce adverse events and the critical care multidisciplinary team should be aware of patients with a difficult airway via effective documentation and handover, so that risks are mitigated.
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