I'm on a surgery rotation and I was asked to scrub this case about 1/2 way through so I don't have much background info on this pt but here's the scenerio We're doing a total hip replacement in a 50 y/o AA male. He's prolly about 100 lbs overweight but I dont know any specific medical history so assume he's in good health. We've given him a bupivicane spinal that should give him ~5 hrs of aneshesia in his lower body for us to work. About halfway through the case, the prostetic we are putting in can't seem to fit right. We're trying a bunch of different things but we can't seem to get the prostesis to click in an not dislocate when we move the pt around. Well, a 2.5hr surgery is now approaching 4 hrs and the anesthesiologist says we've gotta intubate him if we want to continue much longer. As of right now hes in the lateral recumbant postion and hes got an open wound on his hip for the hip replacement. What is your plan for intubation? Do you cover the wound, break sterilization, flip him on his back, tube him, then flip him back or can we thread a tube in when he's on his side?