Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsWelcome to the fifth and final week of Airway Matters. During the first part of this week, we'll explore the challenges presented by paediatrics, obstetrics, and obese patients, and learn about the importance of getting the basics right, and adapting our airway management strategy according to the patient characteristics. Airway management in children can be daunting to most practitioners, who deal with them only occasionally. Here, we learn about the main techniques used in paediatric airways before exploring how the management for this group differs from adults. Provision of general anaesthesia in the obstetric population requires unique considerations due to the physiological changes in pregnancy, the environmental factors, and the urgency of surgery to achieve a safe outcome for mother and baby.

Skip to 0 minutes and 56 secondsWe'll hear from one of our colleagues who suffered from accidental awareness during general anaesthesia for emergency caesarean section, and then explore the challenges before reviewing the Obstetric Anaesthesia Association guidelines. The world wide prevalence of obesity is increasing, and together we'll discuss who to safely manage the airways in the obese patient throughout the perioperative period. We then move on to gain a global perspective, exploring how the measures aimed at improving airway safety can be applied even in a resource limited setting and look at examples from Sri Lanka, Kenya, and Tanzania. Finally, Professor Chris Frerk will share his top tips about creating a just culture and how we can all learn from our events.

Skip to 1 minute and 48 secondsAt the end of this course, we'd like to hear from you. Have you changed your thoughts about what makes airway management safer? How do you think airway management may change in the future? This will be our last topic for discussion and we look forward to hearing your views. We'll then take a review of safe airway management with our panel of experts. So enjoy your final week of Airway Matters.

Welcome to our Final Week!

Welcome to the fifth and final week of Airway Matters.

During the first part of this week we’ll explore the challenges presented by paediatrics, obstetrics, and obese patients and learn about the importance of getting the basics right and adapting our airway management strategy according to the patient characteristics.

We will then move onto gain a global perspective, exploring how the measures aimed at improving airway safety, can be applied even in a resource-limited context.

Finally, Professor Chris Frerk, will share his top tips about creating a just culture, and how we can all learn from airway events.

At the end of this course, we would like to hear again from you: have you changed your thoughts about what makes airway management safer? How do you think airway management may change in the future?

These will be our last topics for discussion, and we look forward to reading your views.

Enjoy your final week!

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Airway Matters

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