Podcasts from The Safe Airway Society - the interprofessional airway society for Australia and New Zealand. Includes audio recordings of the Airwaves livestream, sessions from Safe Airway Society live meetings and other special events. Excellence Through Collaboration.
Airwaves Ep 2 - The Truth About Videolaryngoscopy
1:08:00Recorded 12th January 2021 Full video livestream of all Airwaves Podcasts is available on the Safe Airway Society YouTube channel. Despite video laryngoscopy now being a widely available tool for airway management, airway practitioners continue to debate its role, its benefit over direct laryngoscopy and the optimal technique for its use. Host Nicholas Chrimes is joined by airway experts Tim Cook and George Kovacs to explore the evidence and controversies related to these issues.
Airwaves Ep 4 - The Dark Art of Facemask Ventilation
1:08:11Recorded 19th Jun 2023 Full video livestream of all Airwaves Podcasts is available on the Safe Airway Society YouTube channel. In this episode we go back to basics to discuss the what is arguably the most important and difficult upper airway technique to master - facemask ventilation. Host Nicholas Chrimes is joined by Pierre Bradley & Joanna Simpson to discuss why facemask ventilation is important, how to optimise it, how to document it and much more. Useful Resources: Facemask Ventilation article by Pierre Bradley in BJA Education: https://www.bjaed.org/article/S2058-5349(21)00126-8/pdf Facemask Optimisations from the Vortex Approach: http://vortexapproach.org/lifelines#fmv ANZCA Airway Assessment document: https://libguides.anzca.edu.au/ld.php?content_id=48533093 Articles on test facemark ventilation before giving muscle relaxants: Evaluation of changes in tidal volume during mask ventilation following administration of neuromuscular blocking drugs https://associationofanaesthetists-publications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anae.12677 Could ‘safe practice’ be compromising safe practice? https://associationofanaesthetists-publications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2044.2007.05429.x Face-mask ventilation: the neglected essentials? https://associationofanaesthetists-publications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anae.14703 Facemask ventilation before or after neuromuscular blocking drugs: where are we now? https://associationofanaesthetists-publications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anae.12792 Checking mask ventilation before neuromuscular block: A nation-wide survey of anaesthetists’ attitudes and thinking. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/aas.13426 Difficult Airway Alert Form: https://www.safercare.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/2023-02/Victorian%20difficult%20airway%20alert%20and%20support%20document.pdf Grading systems for outcome of facemask ventilation: Concord Scale - capnography grading scale for objective description of mask ventilation: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0007091217372094?pes=vorhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0007091217372094?pes=vor Han Scale: https://pubs.asahq.org/anesthesiology/article/101/1/267/8519/Grading-Scale-for-Mask-Ventilation Join SAS: https://www.SafeAirwaySociety.org/join
Airwaves Ep 3 - Hyperangulated Videolaryngoscopy Virtual Workshop
1:13:49Recorded 17th January 2021 Full video livestream of all Airwaves Podcasts is available on the Safe Airway Society YouTube channel. Use of a videolaryngoscope with a hyperangulated blade has the potential to allow easy intubation of patients in whom direct laryngoscopy might be difficult or impossible. However, learning the correct technique, which varies markedly from the technique for direct laryngoscopy, is crucial to yielding these benefits. In inexperienced hands, the hyperangulated blade may complicate even straightforward intubations. Having performed around 6000 videolaryngoscopic intubations, anesthesiologist Richard Cooper is one of the world's leading experts in hyperangulated videolaryngoscopy. In this one hour session host Nicholas Chrimes invites him to take us step-by-step through the technique he has refined over the course of his career.
Airwaves Ep 1 - COVID: From Crisis to Catalyst
1:32:30Recorded 9th Nov 2020 Full video livestream of all Airwaves Podcasts is available on the Safe Airway Society YouTube channel. COVID-19 has challenged the way we conduct airway management. As well as being a source of anxiety, this has also pushed us to consider new approaches to our practice. In the first episode of Airwaves, host Nicholas Chrimes asks an expert panel “In relation to airway management, what have we learned about COVID and what have we learned from COVID?"
SAS 2022 - The Anatomy of Unrecognised Oesophageal Intubation
14:55Tim Cook uses individual cases and analysis of the systems, processes and human factors involved in unrecognised oesophageal intubation to investigate why this tragic occurrence is still a problem around the world. He offers us some tools and advice to prevent unregognised oesophageal intubation from happening in our practice.
SAS 2022 - Aerosol generating procedures - Are They Even Real?
1:00:25Are we safe when we intubate COVID-19 patients? Are CPAP, high-flow oxygen, and intubation AGPs? Two years into this pandemic, what should we be doing at work to keep ourselves safe? An international panel of experts present their research, emerging evidence and review current practice. Andy Shrimpton presents the game-changing AERATOR studies, Forbes McGain presents his experience with the ventilation hood and Jo Simpson reviews the historical evidence regarding AGPs and her work on aerosol containment devices. Tim Cook brings the AGP session together with an overview of airways, aerosols and healthcare worker safety.