The DAS Guidelines for the management of the airway have served as a beacon light for all anaesthetists across the world, since the release of the intubation guidelines in 2004. The beauty of the guidelines is because of their simplicity, which make them easy to remember and follow. The intubation guidelines, the extubation guidelines and the paediatric guidelines are available for everyone to use for non-profit educational purposes. Please click on the links above to access them. Permission from Blackwell publications is required if it is to be used for commercial books or journals.

These pages give you the latest guidelines in use. This page should automatically update to show the new guidelines as and when they are released.


The DAS algorithms can be reproduced for non-commercial purposes without explicit request for permission as long as there is proper citation. For more information click here