I asked ChatGPT the following:
Please write a poem in the style of John Keats, answering the question 'what are the indications for awake fibreoptic tracheal intubation?'
I think it's pretty damned good.
Ode to the Awake Fibreoptic Intubation
When shadows of uncertainty cast their cloak,
And airway's passage seems a path bespoke,
Awake Fibreoptic Intubation's light,
Guides through the darkness, a beacon burning bright.
For those with challenging airway's refrain,
Where obstacles obstruct, causing strain,
This technique unfolds, with delicate grace,
A dance of skill, in a sacred space.
Indications arise, like whispers in the air,
When intubation's journey calls for utmost care.
With cervical spine instability at play,
Awake Fibreoptic Intubation leads the way.
In tumors, where airways face compression's might,
This method brings relief, restoring breath's delight.
In trauma's aftermath, where fractures disrupt,
Awake Fibreoptic Intubation helps to interrupt.
When inflammation lingers, in its fiery swell,
Obstructing air's passage, a perilous spell,
This technique unveils, with dexterity profound,
Navigating safely, where others may be bound.
In the presence of swelling, angioedema's tide,
Awake Fibreoptic Intubation shall abide,
Allowing intubation's passage to ensue,
While guarding against complications that accrue.
Oh, Keatsian ode to Fibreoptic's art,
When airway's journey presents a daunting start,
This method emerges, a savior's refrain,
Navigating challenges, soothing every strain.
With expertise and care, the anaesthetist's role,
A symphony of skill, as threads they console,
Guiding the fibrescope, with a gentle hand,
Ensuring safety, as the breath's command.
So, let us sing of Awake Fibreoptic's might,
Its indications shining in knowledge's light,
A technique resplendent, when challenges arise,
Preserving air's passage, a sacred prize.