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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsWelcome to week three of Airway Matters. Last week, we learned how important it is to perform an airway assessment and have a management strategy in place, in particular, when expecting any difficulties. This week, we'll learn about performing a rapid sequence induction, and all about safe extubation, which is an often overlooked, but critical phase of airway management. We'll also discuss how to manage the obstructed airway, how to recognise it, and what to do to buy time. High flow nasal oxygenation is a recent innovation that can help with the relief of airway obstruction, and allows for apnoeic oxygenation, buying time during attempts at securing the airways. Dr. Anil Patel will share his expertise on the subject.

Skip to 0 minutes and 54 secondsWe previously learned that in some of the cases reported to NAP4, awake intubation was under used when indicated, but also failed when attempted. We'll learn some expert, top tips, for awake tracheal intubation and present the recently developed DAS guidelines. We'll also explore the safety aspects of a number of special airway techniques, including jet ventilation and the use of laser. We hope you enjoy this week.

Welcome to Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of Airway Matters!

As we heard last week, it is important to always have a strategy in place in case airway management is difficult. This week we will look into some common and some more advanced airway management techniques that can be part of the airway management strategy.

Rapid sequence induction is commonly used to induce anaesthesia and secure the airway quickly. We will discuss some of the controversies surrounding this topic.

Dr Viki Mitchell will take us through the planning and preparation for extubations, an often overlooked process, and with her we will discuss the DAS Extubation Guidelines.

We will then explore how to recognise and manage airway obstruction and how awake intubation techniques maybe useful. High-flow nasal oxygenation is a recent innovation, that can help with the relief of airway obstruction and allows for apnoeic oxygenation, buying time during attempts at securing the airways. Dr Anil Patel will share his expertise on the subject.

You have learnt that in the cases reported to NAP4, awake intubation was underused when indicated, but also failed when attempted. Dr Imran Ahmad will share some top tips for awake tracheal intubation and present the recently developed DAS guidelines. We’ll also look into the safety aspects of a few special airway techniques, including high-flow nasal oxygen, jet ventilation, and the use of LASER.

We hope you enjoy the week!

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