June 24, 2021

Management Of The Difficult Airway

In this episode of Critical Matters, we will discuss the management of the difficult airway.

Our guest is Dr. Thomas Heidegger. Dr. Heidegger practices anesthesia and intensive care medicine. He is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesia, Spital Grabs, in Grabs and the Department of Anesthesiology, and Pain Medicine, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, in Bern – both in Switzerland.

Additional Resources:
Management of the Difficult Airway: https://bit.ly/2T0mXsj
Major Complications of Airway Management - Fourth National Audit Project (NAP4): https://bit.ly/2UwJZHT
Understanding Sensitivity and Specificity with the Right Side of the Brain: https://bit.ly/3gOqF1h
Canadian Airway Focus Group Updates Consensus-Based Recommendations for Management of Difficult Airways: https://bit.ly/3h0tkUt
Video - Face Mask Ventilation - Two-Handed Technique: https://bit.ly/3w0RNPj
Video - Emergent Surgical Airway (Cricothyrotomy): https://bit.ly/3zPsAKx

Books Mentioned in this Episode:
West Pulmonary Physiology: The Essentials: by John B. West and Andrew M. Luks; https://amzn.to/3gOdfm8
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman: https://amzn.to/3d4bnTN
Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment by Daniel Kahneman: https://amzn.to/35KpdXJ