The correct procedure of inserting the following equipment in the image given below?
A. Supine with flexed neck
B. Supine with extended neck
C. Sitting with flexed neck
Ans. C. Sitting with flexed neck
(Ref: Shackelfurd’s Surgery of the ALIMENTARY TRACT, th ed., ch-58, pg. 665.)
- For patients who are awake, alert, and cooperative, Fowler position is helpful with a 90- degree angle preferred.
- A chair may be used, but a stretcher or bed may provide better patient comfort.
- The patient’s neck should be slightly flexed to avoid endotracheal placement.