Can a difficult endotracheal intubation be predicted?
Not always, so it is important to have people experienced with airway management available, especially when a difficult intubation is anticipated. The conditions found in the below table often result in difficult intubations.
Conditions Found in Difficult Intubations
|Macroglossia||Facial burns/singed facial hairs|
|Cleft or high arched palate||Facial fractures/oral trauma|
|Protruding upper incisors||Foreign body|
|Limited mobility of temporomandibular joint|