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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 119-126

A magical journey into knowledge creation in emergency difficult airway access – Defining the destination, reserving your seats on the magic carpet

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, St John's Medical College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Prof. Arumugam Ramesh
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, St John's Medical College and Hospital, Koramangala, Bengaluru - 560 034, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/arwy.arwy_54_20

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The aim of this article is to ignite the minds of readers and empower them to create new knowledge in relation to 'emergency difficult airway access'. It starts with a structured description of a challenging healthcare situation in emergency airway access in a resource-limited setting. Questions in nine domains relevant to healthcare are addressed. The reader is encouraged to create their own questions using the Population/Intervention/Comparison/Outcome format. The concepts of hypothesis framing, variables and conceptual framework are explained based on the research questions. Framing objectives from a research question is explained in the given context. The relevance of each category of question and its implications for practice, policy and advocacy are explained in detail. The writing is contextual and enquiry based. This is the first of a series of four articles. The articles to follow will deal with designing the study, data analysis and applying/expanding knowledge. The aim of the series is to empower readers to create product/process/paradigm/positioning innovations in emergency difficult airway access for better care of humanity.

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