Privilege to present the challenges and successes of creating a #FOAM resource to healthcare educators from the University of Cape Town today. A great event and great audience!
Abstract for the presentation here: An open-access airway resource
Some updates to the site to improve your access and experience! The various courses which are on offer in conjunction with the UCT Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine have been added to a new ‘Courses & Lectures‘ page here on OpenAirway, which also now includes links to the content and resources available from many of our previous workshops, courses and congress meetings, as well as a collection of the lectures that are available online. These are being added to steadily, but if you can’t find something, use the search function on the tool bar! The menu has also been update to make the various items easier to find.
Herewith my final presentation from NAPEM 2017 in Hyderabad, India. Not really an airway talk, but in the spirit of #FOAM, I’m reproducing it here.
The SASA Paediatric Procedural Sedation and Analgesia (PSA) Guidelines (2016 Update) are available from the ‘Publications’ section of the SASA web page (and are open access), but for ease of access, I have made the file available here as well:
As promised, my presentation from the 9th National Assembly on Paediatric Emergency Medicine currently being held at the Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences & Research in Hyderabad, India. There is much more content in the audio, which I will try to add to the post later when it is available.Thoughts? Comments? Post them below!
As promised/per usual, here’s my presentation from the current National Assembly on Paediatric Emergency Medicine, being held now (16-19 Feb 2017) at the Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Hyderabad, India. Much of the content is in the audio, of course…which I will post if/when available.
Comments welcome below as usual!
One of the greatest influences on my understanding of the geometry of the airways, and thereby the technical skills and processes required to place airway devices of all types, has been the work on publications of Dr Kenneth Greenland. Greenland’s publication in the BJA in 2010 should be required reading for anybody who performs intubation. However, if you want to really understand theories of the airway curves and columns, I highly recommend getting it from the horses mouth. Here below are several videos in which can Greenland explains his thinking and theories. While they are a little longer than your average #FOAM material, I cannot recommend them strongly enough.
Ross’s talk from the 2015 SMACCdub meeting, with credit to #SMACC and the Intensive Care Network.
This and many other talks available on the SMACC home pages.
While not exclusively airway themed, this talk for the #badEM symposium in September 2016 addresses the concepts of making mistakes in medicine, and how to make them meaningful. badEM are a shining light in South African #FOAM, and I’m very grateful for the invitation to speak and share at their event. For more info and pearls from the talk, see their page here. The podcast is shared below.
The UCT Department of Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine in conjunction with OpenAirway is running the next set of airway and thoracic anaesthesia skills courses during October. Information and bookings are now available via the Courses page here. There are three back-to-back courses which build upon the skill sets:
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:
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 surgical airway technique video that woudn’t play is below.