In war, he who holds the higher ground,wins
Merry Xmas folks!
Ok some holiday reading
First here is the article
Simple things help. Knowing the optimal height of the patients head in relation to your own body can help a difficult intubation become easier.
This article suggests that its more comfortable and you get a better laryngeal view if you have the patients head at your xiphoid process or nipple level.
Comfort is important as it means you dont get stressed. this is good.
I know of more than a few failed prehospital intubations as a result of the intubator not positioning the patient adequately including trying to intubate on the ground.
This is sometimes not possible to change but often it is! If you can move the patient to a better position, including off the ground to a height that suits you, then thats going to help you get first pass success.