The origins of the sniffing position and the Three Axes Alignment Theory for direct laryngoscopy

Greenland, K., Eley, V., Edwards, M. and Irwin, M. (2008) The origins of the sniffing position and the Three Axes Alignment Theory for direct laryngoscopy. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 36 4 Supp.: 23-27.


Author Greenland, K.
Eley, V.
Edwards, M.
Irwin, M.
Title The origins of the sniffing position and the Three Axes Alignment Theory for direct laryngoscopy
Journal name Anaesthesia and Intensive Care   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0310-057X
Publication date 2008-07-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 36
Issue 4 Supp.
Start page 23
End page 27
Total pages 5
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic., Australia
Publisher Australian Association of Anaesthetists.
Language eng
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract The Three Axes Alignment Theory and the sniffing position for direct laryngoscopy are the anatomical basis for direct laryngoscopy. This position has been one of the hallmarks of airway management and yet its development is based on a small number of descriptive texts published between 1852 and 1944. This paper explores the origins of direct laryngoscopy and how the sniffing position came to be described. The seemingly incongruent techniques of the rigid bronchoscopist and direct laryngoscopist are discussed from an historical perspective.
Keyword Laryngoscopy
Three Axes Alignment Theory
Airway management
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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