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Fig. 1 | Critical Care

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From: Mechanical ventilation in obese ICU patients: from intubation to extubation

Fig. 1

Suggested airway and ventilation management algorithm in the obese patient in the intensive care unit. During the whole procedure, the patient should be ventilated in case of desaturation < 80%. In case of non‐adequate ventilation and unsuccessful intubation, emergency non‐invasive airway ventilation (supraglottic airway) must be used. *In case of difficult intubation (multiple attempts), follow an intubation airway algorithm nonspecific to obese patients (for example see [50]). PEEP: positive end‐expiratory pressure; PSV: pressure support ventilation

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