A 40-year-old male with a history of ankylosing spondylitis and known difficulty with intubation with previous elective surgery is admitted to your ICU for hypoxic respiratory failure. A decision to perform a semi-elective, awake fibre-optic intubation in the ICU has been made.
Describe how you will prepare for this procedure.
Preparation of patient
Preparation of environment/personnel
Preparation of equipment
Preparation of drugs
This question is identical to Question 21 from the first paper of 2011. The answer offered here is also identical.
Walsh, Mary E., and G. D. Shorten. "Preparing to perform an awake fiberoptic intubation." The Yale journal of biology and medicine 71.6 (1998): 537.