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Safe Tracheostomy Care

Multidisciplinary team involvement is particularly relevant for the care of patients with tracheostomies and laryngectomies, as they tend to have more complex and evolving needs and a longer length of …

National Tracheostomy Safety Project

Why is it important for health professionals to have training in tracheostomies? In this video by the National Tracheostomy Safety Project (NTSP), we hear from the team behind the NTSP, …

HFNO in Action

In this video, Dr Anil Patel demonstrates the uses of High-Flow Nasal Oxygenation and Transnasal Humidified Rapid-Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange (THRIVE). As you read in the previous article, HFNO can be …

SHOUT

In this step, Dr Bonnie Kyle, Consultant Anaesthetist at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, explainss what prompted the development of the cognitive tool “SHOUT” to help identify patients at risk of …

Completion of Week 3

Well done: you have now completed over half of the learning material in Airway Matters. This week we have discussed an often overlooked, critical phase of airway management: extubation. We …

Case Discussion

In this section, Dr Catriona Ferguson, Consultant Anaesthetist at University College London Hospitals, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital will guide us through the recognition and management of airway …

Airway Ultrasound

Point of Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) has become widely available in recent years, and anaesthetists have become increasingly familiar with its use. Over the next two steps we are going to …

eFONA – a Training Video

In this video produced by the Difficult Airway Society (DAS), you will see a demonstration of how to perform an emergency Front of Neck Airway (eFONA) using a “scalpel-bougie-tube” technique. …

Can’t Intubate, Can’t Oxygenate

In the last few steps, you have learnt about the Difficult Airway Society (DAS) Guidelines and the Vortex Approach. In a “Can’t Intubate, Can’t Oxygenate” situation, both of these culminate …

The Vortex Approach

The Vortex Approach is a cognitive aid tool created by Dr Nicholas Chrimes, consultant anaesthetist in Melbourne, Australia. It provides a simple and consistent template for airway management and can …

The Vortex in Action

This simulation video, demonstrates the Vortex Approach in action and shows how it can be used in a “Can’t Intubate, Can’t Oxygentate’ (CICO)’ situation happening during a Rapid Sequence Induction …