Beach Chair Position Intubation. In the original paper 3 the grade of the anaesthetist performing the laryngoscopy is not described nor the patients position at laryngoscopy. The upper body was elevated 50 degrees in a neutral position.
Tracheal intubation was performed with patients in the beach chair position. The chairs adjustable legs allow the T-MAX to attach to many commonly used OR. No patient required fiberoptic intubation.
In the beach chair position a reinforced device should be considered to prevent kinking.
The operation was performed in the beach chair position lasted 2 h 30 min and was uneventful. The authors found that increasing age led to an increase in the Cormack and Lehane grade but that increasing BMI. The operation was performed in the beach chair position lasted 2 h 30 min and was uneventful. The head was turned to the left and flexed slightly to expose the surgical field.