Split-screen dual endoscopy

Some new devices/monitors such as the Glidescope Core or Storz CMAC 8404 now allow viewing two video feeds on one display, either as a “picture-in-picture” or side-by-side display. Here is a demo of split-screen dual endoscopy with Macintosh-blade VL and optical stylet:

Dual endoscopy using split screen. It would have been good to have warmed the optical stylet (right) to prevent fogging of the lens. Orienting the VL on the left and stylet on the right improves coordination between left and right hands holding the devices.

For more discussion on dual endoscopy, see the original post from 2018 here on OpenAirway which is being updated over time.

IAMM 2023

The International Airway Management Society’s (IAMS) 2023 annual meeting is going to be held on 5-7 August 2023 in hybrid format – both at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA, and online.

The main meeting runs over most of Saturday 5 and Sunday 6, with an in-person tour of the hospital and university facilities on Monday 7 August. Sessions include oxygenation strategies, innovation in airway management, paediatric and obstetric patients, ENT, battlefield, trauma, emergency and thoracic airway management, and diagnosis and management of the difficult airway. Look out for a link here to the final program when published!

Live broadcasting will be available from the Miller Voice of Anaesthesia during the meeting; in-person attendees will be able to engage in the Smilow Commons Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research, 3400 Civic Centre Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

International airway meetings in 2023

DAS (UK), SAM (USA) and EAMS (Europe) have recently released their locations ans dates for 2023… put then in the diary if you fancy travel for some airway education! Latest update – IAMS has announced their 2023 meeting to be held in hybrid format.

IAMM 2023 – 5-7 August 2023 – University of Pennsylvania

DAS 2021 – Awake Video Laryngoscopy

Selected references can be accessed online via the links here. If you are unable to access a reference, or wish to download a larger set for furhter reading, please click the link for the archive at the bottom.

If you’re struggling access the articles above or would like an EndNote library and further references, you can access a share folder here.

A brief video describing a challenging case managed with awake VL using the CMAC Video Stylet is shown below. (Video prepared for the 2021 Virtual Guy’s Airway Management Course)

COVID Airways Podcast on Critical Care Scenarios

I was honoured to be invited back on the Critical Care Scenarios (@icuscenarios) podcast, to chat this time about airway management in COVID-19, but also talking about how it’s helping to focus improving our emergency airway management in general. Check it out at this link:


IAMM 2021: Access the International Airway Management Meeting content onliNe

This year’s International Airway Management Meeting was fully online, thanks for COVID, but SARS-CoV-2 certainly gave us lots to talk about. The meeting, held over 21-22 May, brought together 44 international experts for online presentations and very robust discussions, and had nearly 50 000 views online. The good news (if you missed it) is that the content is still fully available as an online recording (over 10 hours worth!), which you can access here:

IAMM 2021 Online Congress Recording

The full program is below. You can watch the recording on my talk on “COVID Airway Management: Principles, Projects, Pet Ideas and Proper Evidence” below or by following this link.

Open access meducation for all aspects of airway management