LEMON Scale

An acronym for identifying a difficult airway:
Look externally
Evaluate the 3-3-2-1 rule—related to how much can be put in the patient’s mouth
Mallampati
Obstruction
Neck mobility
The LEMON factors should be assessed and may identify potential problems in endotracheal intubation
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