The Mallampati Test versus the Upper Lip Bite Test in Predicting Difficult Intubation
- Buttars, Chance
Chance Buttars, DNAP, CRNA, email@example.com
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The accurate assessment of the airway is one of the most important skills an anesthesia practitioner should perfect. A difficult intubation is often defined as a Cormack Lehane (CL) grade of III or IV in adult patients. The reported frequency of difficult intubation or CL grade III and IV is 12.35% and 9% in those undergoing a general anesthetic.1 Several assessments and scoring systems are used by anesthesia providers with the goal of identifying a potentially difficult intubation.
Repository Posting Date2018-05-11T17:48:15Z
TypeOther Graduate Paper
Level of EvidenceOther
Research ApproachTranslational Research/Evidence-based Practice
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