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Crosswalk Choices for Intubation Code 31500

Question: A 16-week-old had multiple medical conditions including rhizomelic chondrodysplasia and central and obstructive sleep apnea. The infant was in the neonatal ICU and declining on nasal BiPAP. The ENT team was asked to intubate the patient in the OR with the anesthesia team, as the infant was reported to have a very difficult airway from prior operations. How do [...]

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