Saturday, June 04, 2005

Something that catch my attention ....

I've been working in this field for many years already & throughout all these years, i have develop a very particular "habit". Nowadays, whenever i walk on the street or talk to people, it becomes a "natural response" for me to observe whether this person has any features of difficult intubation or potential difficult airway(eg. small chin, receeding chin, buck teeth, short neck, large goitre or any anatomical abnormalities etc) or looking at the hands, regarding visibility of veins; hehe... for any difficult iv or intra venous access for branula insertion. :) (especially those cute, fat, chubby babies....)

I talked with my fellow anaes colleagues before regarding this matter & apparently, I'm not the only one who do so :)

Well, throughout these years, I have intubated quite a number of difficult intubation cases, eg those with Cormack & Lehane Grade 3 laryngoscopy.. and indeed it's really hazardous if unable to maintain airway. In fact, I had 2 difficult intubation cases (Cormack & Lehane grade 3) during my last on call in Operating Theatre ... What a "bad day" to get 2 difficult intubation within few hours ...

15 comments:

Hawks said...

Take mental note to avoid showing too much when got chance to meet this Dr.

Chen said...

Hawks,

hahaha...

dr cheat said...

aiseh... like that dun wanna meet lui yan liao...

Gasman said...

Chen,
You are not the only one. Me too and my wife thought that am KooKU! Though my wife is having receeding chin also. :P
I got excited when noticed some nice big veins of other people, i keep eyeing on those veins. Luckily there are mostly on the hands if not, am kinda 584 :P
is this occupational hazard?

ac said...

wear ski mask kaw kaw b4 meeting Dr Chen!

**passes ski masks to Dr Cheat **

Chen said...

Dr Cheat,
i meet u before already :) So, don't worry :D

Gasman,
hahhaah... occupational hazard :D

Ac,
aiyoh.. Don't tell me u really want to wear ski mask when i meet u next time :D

John Guinness said...

I wear gas mask.

Chen said...

John
Gas mask? sure boh?

John Guinness said...

Yes, in case you gas me. Where to buy?

I need those used in war.

Chen said...

John

Those face mask i used for GA & those normal face mask are different entity lah..

John Guinness said...

aHaHa

I didnt say you use those...mayb you use spray like those kill insects.

Chen said...

John,
out of topic already.. :P

John Guinness said...

How come?

ac said...

ahahahaha

ski mask look better marr

who knows, later u say i need go for plastic surgery

Chen said...

ac

if u wear ski mask, then i dunno who r u already loh..