Airway-Safety
Airway Safety

Airway safety refers to the management and monitoring of the respiratory tract (i.e. mouth, nose, lungs) to ensure air is properly transported to the lungs avoiding any complications that may arise, such as the need for intubation (placing a tube down the trachea) or an unplanned extubation (the tube being dislodged from the trachea before it is ready to be removed). Failure to secure a patient's airway, recognize a malpositioned airway device, and maintain the airway device are major causes of patient mortality for adults, children, and newborns.

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Summary

Airway safety refers to the management and monitoring of the respiratory tract (i.e. mouth, nose, lungs) to ensure air is properly transported to the lungs avoiding any complications that may arise, such as the need for intubation (placing a tube down the trachea) or an unplanned extubation (the tube being

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