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Difficult Airway Society 2015 guidelines for management of unanticipated difficult intubation in adults. C. Frerk et al. Difficult Airway Society: Intubation guidelines working group. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 115 (6): 827–848 (2015) doi:10.1093/bja/aev371
AAGBI Safer Prehospital Anaesthesia
Know what your service carries, practice with that equipment, then you will be familiar with the kit you are using in the heat of the moment.
Minimal kit: scalpel, bougie, tube
Tracheal dilators and tracheal hook
For a demonstration of the DAS recommended technique for surgical front of neck access, have a look at this video, recorded by colleagues over at openairway.org:
Just a Routine operation
The video we mention in the podcast produced by Martin Bromiley after the death of his wife, Elaine, in a can’t intubate can’t oxygenate scenario is available here:
And have a look at the website for more of Martin’s work with the Clinical Human Factors group.
Other fantastic #FOAM resources regarding airway management are available:
From Nicholas Chrimes at http://vortexapproach.org
From the fabulous people over at Life in the Fast Lane including a video demo from Scott Weingart from EMCrit: https://lifeinthefastlane.com/ccc/surgical-cricothyroidotomy/
This is Tim’s recent publication we mention in the ‘cast!: Nutbeam, T., Clarke, R., Luff, T., Enki, D. and Gay, D. (2017), The height of the cricothyroid membrane on computed tomography scans in trauma patients. Anaesthesia. doi:10.1111/anae.13905
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