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Episode 3: Airway, Setting yourself up to win every time.

March 21, 2017
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well .... most times ....

This podcast can't be about resuscitation if I didn't include an airway talk in the first 5 episodes. 

It happens to all of us from time to time, you get called at 2 am for a can't intubate, can't ventilate disaster that's been going on for far too long .... this episode is about how to avoid it. FRom pre planning to setting up a comfortable bailout plan. 

References Mentioned: 

Laryngoscope as a murder weapon.


RSI from Life in the Fast Lane.

Difficult Airway Society 2015 guidelines for management of unanticipated difficult intubation in adults

C. Frerk, V. S. Mitchell, A. F. McNarry, C. Mendonca, R. Bhagrath, A. Patel, E. P. O’Sullivan, N. M. Woodall and I. Ahmad, Difficult Airway Society

intubation guidelines working group

British Journal of Anaesthesia, 115 (6): 827–848 (2015) doi:10.1093/bja/aev371


Preoperative airway assessment - experience gained from a multicentre cluster randomised trial and the Danish Anaesthesia Database.

Diagnostic accuracy of anaesthesiologists' prediction of difficult airway management in daily clinical practice: a cohort study of 188 064 patients registered in the Danish Anaesthesia Database.


Apologies if I didn't recap at the end .... completely forgot.