This engaging, provocative, and practical talk uses examples from the COVID-19 outbreak but is relevant in all those who practice Emergency Medicine, Anaesthesia, or Critical Care Medicine before, during, or after pandemics. It starts by discussing the importance of how AMOTOR differs from AMITOR (airway management in the operating room) and how and why it is more perilous and nuanced. It discusses what it means to have a difficult airway and further divide this difficulty into anatomic, physiologic, and situational. We then focus on situational difficulty and the importance of mastering Human Factors and Team factors. We offer novel airway insights and common misconceptions regarding airway management including cricothyroidotomy and glottic impersonation. The goal is simple but profound: to keep airway teams strong and patients alive.
This lecture was recorded 28th April 2020, so relevance to COVID-19 may have changed
Critical Care Doctors
Experienced or advanced Critical Care Nurses
Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:
1 November 2020
31 October 2023
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