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#Hello, I’m the anaesthetist.
NSACC is back, and we’re answering the question – Who is the anaesthetist? Join us as we explore one of the largest, most rewarding, and yet most mysterious medical specialities. We’ll have one of our outstanding anaesthetic registrars talking about the life and the job of an anaesthetist – and of course, why you should choose anaesthesia!
Following this, we have the amazing Dr Claire Woods, Consultant Anaesthetist at the RVI delivering an airway skills circuit! Beginning with a short talk on airways, and what makes a difficult airway, we’ll quickly talk you through the Difficult Airway Society (DAS) Guidelines before we have 4 airway stations for you to get hands on!
1. Laryngoscopy and ET intubation – the bread and butter of anaesthesia! Get hands on in this station – we’ll teach you how to use a laryngoscope (and how not to break someone’s teeth!) in order to perform an endotracheal intubation!
2. Video laryngoscopy. Unexpected difficult airway? Struggling to see the vocal chords is a serious issue when you have an anaesthetised patient who you’re trying to intubate. Video laryngoscopy forms part of the DAS guidelines for the management of an unexpected difficult airway, and here you’ll have the chance to experience how using a video laryngoscope can alter the view of the vocal chords, but how your technique must also be altered in order to intubate the patient.
3. Fibre optic intubation. Anticipated difficult intubation? If you have a patient and are anticipating a difficult intubation, a fibre optic intubation can be a technique to allow safe airway management in these patients. In this station we’ll have a fibre optic scope for you to practice intubating with!
4. Surgical front of neck access. This is the final step in the DAS Difficult Airway Guidelines for use in failed intubation and failed oxygenation in the paralysed, anaesthetised patient – Emergency Front of Neck Access. Here we’ll be demonstrating how to perform a scalpel cricothyroidotomy, with the possibility of allowing a small number of members to have a go!
Join us after the event in the North Terrace after the event! We hope to see you there!
This is a members only event. In order to attend you must be a member of NSACC. Tickets to the event and membership can be bought from the NUSU Website – https://www.nusu.co.uk/getinvolved/societies/society/nsacc/