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The Aereosol Debate

In the last few steps, we have explored how infection with SARS‐CoV‐2 and consequent COVID‐19 are a significant cause of mortality and morbidity among patients, healthcare workers and the general …

Managing the Airways of COVID-19 Patients

The current global crisis caused by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID‐19) pandemic is causing enormous harm to the whole population: physically, psychologically, socially and financially. We stand in solidarity with …

The 4th National Audit Project

In this video Professor Tim Cook, Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist at Royal United Hospitals Bath, and Joint Lead of the 4th National Audit Project (NAP4), presents the key learning points …

No Trace, Wrong Place

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Difficult Airway Society (DAS) have created this video “Capnography: No Trace = Wrong Place”, presented by Professor Tim Cook. It has a …

The Big Question

What makes airway management safe? That’s the big question that this course will help you answer. Safety in airway management has greatly improved in recent decades; in this interview with …

Let’s learn about DAS

In this video interview, we meet Dr Barry McGuire, current President of the Difficult Airway Society (DAS) and Consultant Anaesthetist at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School. He talks about how …

Airway Management in Tanzania

In this video by Dr Arndt Melzer and Dr Riaz Aziz, we explore the experience of airway management at Bugando Medical Centre (BMC). The facility is located in the city …

Final Thoughts

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 …

What Makes Airway Management Safe?

We are now reaching the end of Airway Matters. Before we finish the course, we would like to summarise what we have learnt over the last five weeks by answering …

Obesity: Definitions and Differences

The worldwide prevalence of obesity is increasing and airway management in the obese patient can be challenging. In the next two steps, Dr Harry Thompson, Fellow Representative for the Society …

Obstetric General Anaesthesia

In this step Dr Nuala Lucas, Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist at Northwick Park Hospital and anaesthetic co-lead for MEMBRACE-UK, Dr Rosie May, Obstetric Anaesthesia Fellow, and Dr Abi Richardson, Consultant Obstetric …

Sharing the Airways

As we discussed in the previous steps, good teamwork and communication are essential for safe airway management. In this video we will see examples from three clinical settings where the …

COVID-19 Intubation Simulation

This video by Dr Arnold Somasunderam and Dr Rose English, trainee anaesthetists at UCLH, demonstrates a simulation of an intubation in a patient with COVID-19. The intubation checklist and guidelines …

Airway Management in the Critically Ill Patient.

In this video, Dr Andy Higgs, Consultant Anaesthetist at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and author of the DAS Intubation Guidelines for the Critically Ill tells us why …