Board Review: Airway

A patient comes in for status epilepticus. You are concerned about airway protection and decide to intubate the patient. Which of the following patient characteristics will make direct laryngoscopy and BVM difficult, respectively? 

A. Neck Mobility and No Teeth

B. Neck Mobility and Teeth

C. Appropriate 3-3-2 evaluation and Beard

D. Hypotension and acidosis. 






Answer - A - Neck mobility and no teeth.