Evaluation of Knowledge Of The Anesthesiologists About The Available Resources For The Approach Of Difficult Airway Within The Macro-Region Of Cariri

  • Maria Manuela Martins Rolim Faculdade de Medicina do ABC Hospital Regional do Cariri
  • Francisco Rômulo Patrício de Sá
  • Hermes Melo Teixeira Batista
  • Gylmara Bezerra de Menezes Silveira
  • Woneska Rodrigues Pinheiro
  • Jamille Cansanção Torres
  • Iratyenne Maia da Silva Bentes
  • Regina Petrola Bastos Rocha
  • Leonardo Araújo Sampaio
  • Italla Maria Pinheiro Bezerra
  • Luiz Carlos de Abreu

Abstract

 

Introduction: Secure the airway is essential for a safe anesthetic practice and it occurs without difficulties in most cases. However, complications resulting from a failure in the approach used for a difficult airway are the main causes of morbidity and mortality attributable to anesthesia. In an attempt to prevent its severity, it becomes imperative to try to anticipate the difficulty whenever possible. Reports show incidence of difficult airway in approximately 2% of the general population and the ASA recommends the prior identification and the use of algorithms to address this complication. Objective: The objective is to evaluate the knowledge of anesthesiologists from Cariri in relation to the available resources to handle difficult airway in hospitals where they work. Method: Cross-sectional and qualitative study with the use of a questionnaire applied to all anesthesiologists. For this evaluation, we used a questionnaire to all anesthesiologists working in 9 hospitals in the macro-region of Cariri. Results: 27 professionals answered the questionnaire. The prevalence of males was observed and 74% of anesthesiologists do not know the resources available or the protocols of the institutions in which they work. Conclusion: It is essential that the anesthesiologists also know the equipment available for an approach in the case of difficult airway in the services which they provide assistance so they can provide oxygenation to the patient in a fast and effective way, avoiding complications.

Published
Jul 15, 2015
How to Cite
MARTINS ROLIM, Maria Manuela et al. Evaluation of Knowledge Of The Anesthesiologists About The Available Resources For The Approach Of Difficult Airway Within The Macro-Region Of Cariri. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, july 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1222>. Date accessed: 19 june 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1771.
Section
Anesthesiology & Emergency Medicine

Keywords

Difficult airway, Anesthesiologists, ASA, Intubation, Questionnaire.

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