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Final Thoughts

Summary of Week 5 and the Course

Congratulations: you have completed Airway Matters!

Thank you very much for joining us over the last five weeks and for your contributions to discussions, polls and quizzes, which really made a difference in making this a very interactive learning experience. We hope this course has been a useful resource for you, and that you’ll be able to use and apply what you’ve learnt, to improve safety in airway management and, ultimately, improve the outcomes for your patients. It’s been a real pleasure to discuss some Airway Matters with you!

You have learnt an extraordinary amount over the last five weeks. Looking back at the course aims you should now be able to:

  • Improve your strategies to deal with the unexpected difficult airway and explore guidelines to use in special circumstances.
  • Identify the key learning points and recommendations from the 4th National Audit Project (NAP4) on major complications of airway management in the UK.
  • Apply the principles of multidisciplinary planning, communication and teamwork in shared airways interventions.
  • Describe the technical and non-technical aspects of safe airway management for patients undergoing elective or emergency surgery, and the critically ill.

Please do share this knowledge with your colleagues and teams so we can make airway management safe everywhere. Ultimately we hope this will be one small step to improving patient outcomes and patient safety across the globe. We will be running the course again in a few months time: please encourage your whole team to sign up now.

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