This course aims to equip the anaesthetist with strategies for managing adult patients with airway obstruction through integrated learning of technical skills and human factors that influence decision-making. The day involves discussions on human performance limitations, airway planning, skills stations, and the chance to practice rarely used technical skills in immersive simulation.
It is geared towards Consultants and trainees (ST3 and above) in anaesthetics and emergency medicine who do not have regular ENT/MaxFax sessions, but could be presented with such patients as a complication of routine care or whilst on-call.
Anticipated learning outcomes of the event:
Understand how the pathophysiology of different types of airway obstruction influences management
Describe the human factors that impact on the ability to follow guidelines for the unanticipated difficult airway
Describe a strategy for formulating airway management plans in patients presenting with airway obstruction
Set up HFNO/Optiflow and describe its use in the perioperative period
Wed, 02nd Feb 2022
Caroline Martin, Senior Clinical Skills Specialist, METC
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