In the practice of anesthesia patient care, airway management is the first and most important consideration when caring for all patients. In particular, when caring for obese patients, airway positioning requires additional special attention. The head-elevated laryngoscopy position (HELP) has been presented as the best starting point to improve patient safety, lower risk, and facilitate a successful first attempt at intubation. HELP has also been described as the ramped position.
Part of the book: Tracheal Intubation