Welcome! This page serves as a repository for materials and references for the Iranesthesia Advanced Airway Workshop hosted in December 2017 in Tehran.
To help you prepare and get the most the workshop, we have prepared some pre-learning material on this page. There are many additional resources – including training videos which you can make use of to prepare for the workshop if you want to learn more – available here on OpenAirway. See the relevant page links:
Review this video:
To learn more about the physics and construction of endoscopic airway equipment, you can access these notes, written for the UCT FCA 1 Refresher in 2017:
- As an introduction/overview, study this poster: State of the Art – Videolaryngoscopy (EMSSA 2013)
- Review the two videos by Dr Kenneth Greenland on understaning airway geometry
- Read this excellent article on “Redirecting Videolaryngoscopy” by George Kovacs and Adam Law to understand how to optimise the geometry of the airway when using VL
- For further information on the CMAC VL system used on the course, you can download/read the book here
Rescue intubation through supraglottic airways
Watch these videos:
There is extensive further information and useful training videos on the supraglottic airway (SGA) page here on OpenAirway
For reference materials on paediatric difficult airways, you can download this file:
For more images and ideas, browse these two presentations:
Rigid optical/video stylets
- Review the materials available on the Bonfils page here on OpenAirway
- For an indepth discussion of the topic, download/read the Piehpo & Nobbins – Bonfils Intubating Endoscope – Silver Book
A free reference book for the workshop is the “Core Airway Skills” manual, adapted from “Advanced Airway Management” by Dr John Roos and Prof Ross Hofmeyr. You can download the second edition of the manual in electronic format here:
This workshop would not be possible without the academic support of the Department of Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, and logistical support of Karl Storz GmBH – thank you!
Tehran images used on this page via Wikipedia with thanks to the originators for Creative Commons/open source licence.