Herewith some useful reference and teaching material to accompany the presentations and workshops provided for the Libyan Society of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Resuscitation (LSAIR) conference in Zliten, Libya, in October 2021
Some great discussions were held on the workshops about multidisciplinary care and perioperative assessment of patients presenting with head and neck pathology requiring difficult airway management, and the role of integrating bedside/preoperative flexible endoscopy and ultrasound. Participants are encouraged to read the 2020 OTHNS paper on the subject:
Multidisciplinary difficult airway challenges: Perioperative management of glottic and supraglottic tumors
Rigid ‘scopes and dual endoscopy
The best collection of resources to access is the main page here on OpenAirway for Airway Ultrasound.
Click here or the image below to see examples of the “Soda Sign” used for teaching localization of the oesophagus on airway ultrasound.
Click here to see an example of using airway ultrasound to assess a patient with suspected subglottic tracheal stenosis.