Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds Hello, my name is Kevin Fong. I’m a consultant anaesthetist at UCLH, and I’ve got a special interest in safety, risk management, human factors, and pre-hospital medicine. Hi, my name is Emilie Hoogenboom. I’m an anaesthetist at UCLH. I have a particular interest in airway management, training, and education. At its most basic level, the purpose of airway management is to make sure that sufficient oxygen is circulating in the patient’s blood and carbon dioxide cleared from the body, whilst the lungs are protected from harmful swelling. Plans and techniques need to be tailored to the patient’s needs and the clinical circumstances.
Skip to 0 minutes and 46 seconds These range from basic airway opening manoeuvres and the application of oxygen via nasal conduit to more complex intervention such as awake fiberoptic intubation, and jet ventilation Ensuring safety is paramount during all of these procedures. The skills and training are relevant across multiple medical and nursing specialties. This course is for the whole multidisciplinary team. How can we make airway management safer, and how can we prevent and prepare to manage difficulties? How in a crisis can we ensure that all the human and technical resources are properly used, and how can we maximise the chance that we save patients’ lives? To answer these questions together, over the course of five weeks we’ll learn from patients, front-line clinicians, and leading experts in the field.
Skip to 1 minute and 35 seconds We’ll explore with you matters surrounding airway management, with a particular focus on safe and holistic care for our patients. We’ll also take part in a global discussion, and offer high quality practical advice, as well as exciting state of the art evidence-based resources. We’ll explore how to improve patient safety we need to consider human factors and ergonomics, and along side safety during these course we focus on the multidisciplinary aspects of teamwork occurring during airway management. This course is intended to help you provide a safe airway management strategy- a series of steps which you can use to respond to the clinical situation, and explore practical ways to be prepared to deal with unanticipated difficulties such as can’t intubate and can’t oxygenate scenarios.
Skip to 2 minutes and 27 seconds If you’re a health care professional looking to improve safety and make a real difference in patient outcomes and their overall experience, please join us by enrolling in this free course today.