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This needs to be learnt and practised in a safe environment rather
than in an emergency situation.
Always have a back-up plan. Know your diffi cult airway drill and
always have senior help available.
Maximise your fi rst chance by optimal patient positioning.
Don`t be afraid to ask for a bougie or different laryngoscope blade.
'If in doubt, take it out!'