Airway management

Question 3 (March 2019)

 

a) Name four airway risk factors that may indicate a difficult extubation? (4 marks)

b) Name 5 factors you can optimise prior to extubation (5 marks)

c) What strategies could you employ to manage a high risk extubation? (5 marks)

d) Outline the steps you would take to exchange an endotracheal tube to a supraglottic airway device (SAD) to aid extubation. (6 marks)

Question 4 (September 2018)

 A patient presents for a total thyroidectomy:

a) Name 5 investigations that are specifically idicated in the properative assessment and why are they done? (5 marks)

In a euthryoid patient name:

b) 3 factors that the anaesthetist must consider during the induction phase of a total thyroidectomy (3 marks)

c) 5 factors that the anaesthetist must consider during the maintenance phase of a total thyroidectomy (5 marks)

d) 3 factors that the anaesthetist must consider during the extubation phase of a total thyroidectomy (3 marks)

e) Name 4 specific postoperative complications following this surgery (4 marks)