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    areas not as familiar

    Emergency resuscitation situations can present many difficult airway situations, often in areas not as familiar to the anesthesiologist or not as well equipped as the operating room.

    What do "areas" refer to in the above sentence : areas of expertise or locations ( eg. forest etc.)?

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    Re: areas not as familiar

    Here they mean locations, which we can deduce from the context, e.g. schools, buses, subway platforms, train stations, etc.


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    Re: areas not as familiar

    How much leeway/flexibility do you have in writing this?
    The sentence needs major plastic surgery!

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    Re: areas not as familiar

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Here they mean locations, which we can deduce from the context, e.g. schools, buses, subway platforms, train stations, etc.
    Not exactly.

    I found the complete text online, and they are referring to different medical scenarios that can affect the patient's airway (edema, morbid obesity, oral surgery wiring, etc) that some anesthesiologists might not be familiar with. The text goes on to list the additional equipment that should be kept on hand in case of a difficult/emergency intubation.

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