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A Journey Through the Airways

Let's review some airway anatomy.

A good knowledge of anatomy is of fundamental importance to anybody managing a patient’s airway. In this video, Dr Olivia Davies, Consultant Anaesthetist at University College London Hospitals demonstrates the anatomy of the larynx.

Descriptive anatomy can be a challenge for the most enthusiastic learner; as such this activity aims to provide you with some basic, digestible, functional anatomy relevant to your clinical practice.

Please click on the links below to access the Anatomy Activity Resources. Further video demonstrations and summaries can be found in the “See Also” and “Download” section.


The Mouth and Pharynx

The Larynx

The Trachea and Bronchial tree

In Week 2 you will be able to use the knowledge you have learned about anatomy to better understand the steps of Airway Assessment and Airway Ultrasound.

To complete this week, we are giving you the opportunity to test your knowledge on airway anatomy in our anatomy quiz. Move on to the next step to start this activity.

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