Category Archives: Lecture Notes

FCA2 Airway Update Dec’16

A short presentation on a selection of airway  themes and some of the papers from 2016 for our FCA Part 2 candidates.  Definitely not intended to be a systematic or exhaustive review!  Click the image to download a PDF of the slides, or the link below for the resources.

2016 Airway Update Resources

You can watch a 9-minute video of the slides and attendant video clips below.  Please note that this is not narrated.

Cape Town FCA2 Refresher: DAS 2015 Guidelines

Here’s the excellent simulation/re-enactment video from Simpact on the Elaine Bromiley Case that I featured in the lecture.

You can download my accompanying lecture notes on the DAS 2015 guidelines here:

FCA2 Refresher 2016 Notes – Hofmeyr – Difficult Airway Society 2015 Guidelines

Frerk et al’s article on the 2015 guidelines is available from the BJA here (open access), and the excellent recent editorial on front-of-neck access by Timmerman, Chrimes and Hagberg is here.  This is not in the notes, as it has only just been published online.

The links to the different algorithms are on the Algorithms page, or you can browse the DAS website.

The surgical airway technique video that woudn’t play is below.

FCA Part 2 Refresher Course 2015 – New Trends and Tools in Airway Rescue

Herewith the presentation that Ross cobbled together for the candidates preparing for anaesthesia finals, to give an idea of the trends and new tools in airway management at the current time.  Mostly pictures, but the lecture notes (with all the references) can be downloaded as a PDF here:

New Tools and Trends in Airway Rescue – UCTP2ARC 2015

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