Endotracheal tube has been inserted and secured with "tracheostomy" tape

Difficult airway

A condition due to a patient's anatomy or disease process where the patient may be difficult to intubate using standard technique. Patients with a difficult airway may be referred to our Anesthesia Preoperative Advanced Testing Clinic for evaluation.

Many of these problems can be overcome either by performing an "awake" intubatiomn underlocal anaesthesia or by using specialised equipment such as the videolaryngoscope.

Two different types of Video-laryngoscopes