As promised, open access to my two talks from the Mountain Medicine Workshop hosted at the MCSA in Cape Town, 2 May 2016. Please feel free to use for reference, or direct questions to me!
Austere & Confined Space Airway Management:
Practical Wilderness Analgesia:
I got a good response to a missive sent out via email, so we are trying this again. This is what I sent previously:
Numerous people responded correctly. It is indeed a papilloma, which was causing variable obstruction as it swung back and forth through the vocal cords on it’s pedicle. It was managed by videolaryngoscopic intubation with a microlaryngoscopy tube (MLT) followed by surgical debulking by the ENT. Here is a nice simple summary of MLTs and other special ETTs used in ENT surgery, although they erroneously attribute the acronym RAE. Click here for more about ETTS and to see the correct source.
Pic for this week:
This is a bronchoscopic view from the mid-tracheal level in an infant. Can you tell:
A) What is going on here?
B) Is there a classification system for this pathology, and can you fit this case into it?
C) What is the main challenge and advised technique for dealing with this airway?
Let me know if this is interesting/useful 😉
I have uploaded a new presentation titled ‘What I Am Thinking About When Working With Airways‘ which was created for our institution’s Anaesthetic Nurse Short Course. It’s a Prezified distillation of my thoughts, tips, tricks and tribulations; don’t expect a lot of text. The audience seemed to enjoy it – hopefully it is useful to stir some ideas. The link and a fully browsable window of the Preza are to be found on the Presentations page. Photos that aren’t mine are collected from Google. (Google is like a gum elastic bougie… your friend in times of need!)
I’ve also done some housekeeping on the page and made theme-sorted direct links immediately available. Check it out and feel free to comment.
The Prezi’s need some time to load all the images if you don’t have a fast connection. Please note that these presentations are intended for a medical audience and may contain images some individuals could find disturbing.