Using the SuperNO2VA Device on a Patient With a Known Difficult Airway: A Case Report Facilitating Fiberoptic Intubation and Postoperative Nasal Positive Pressure

Steven H. Cataldo, Samhati Mondal, Laeben Lester, Nadia B Hensley

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Abstract

Upper airway obstruction during anesthesia is the leading cause of complications during sedation, intubation, and emergence. Devices to support oxygenation and ventilation are costly, require capital equipment, and cannot be used during transport. We present a 46-year-old man with sleep apnea and anticipated difficult airway undergoing a cardiac ablation under general endotracheal intubation. The SuperNO2VA nasal mask provided high-flow nasal oxygen and positive pressure during awake fiberoptic intubation and on extubation, maintaining airway patency in the operating room, during transport, and in recovery. The SuperNO2VA is inexpensive and portable and should be considered for high-risk patients with difficult airways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-164
Number of pages5
JournalA&A practice
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

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