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NAP4 national airway project complications executive summary

NAP4 national airway project complications executive summary

DAS Intubation Guidelines specific to critical care 2018

Newly released guideline and article from the BJA/DAS in how to approach the intubation of the critically ill patient.  

DAS Difficult Intubation Guidelines 2015

Standard DAS difficult intubation guidelines for Anaesthesia (see new ITU specific guidelines)  

DAS how to use the aintree intubation catheter via LMA

Algorithm from DAS on using the Aintree Intubation Catheter via a supraglottic device. Not for emergency airways but a useful adjunct  

DAS training Video on how to perform Cricothyroidotomy

Very useful training video from the DAS website or via youtube on how to perform this technique. 

Emergency Tracheostomy Management Algorithm (patent upper airway)

National Tracheostomy Emergency Patent Airway Algorithm, a must for clinical practice and teaching

Laryngectomy Emergency Tracheostomy Airway Algorithm

National Tracheostomy Emergency Airway Algorithm for the laryngectomy patient, a must for clinical practice and teaching

Tracheostomy guides

A useful guide to tracheostomies from Portsmouth hospital.

 

Also there is a comprehensive National Tracheostomy Safety Project guide to tracheostomy that is too large to upload here. See here for the link to www.tracheostomy.org.uk

NCEPOD report: On the right Trach; executive summary and recomendations in the care of tracheostomy patients

Brief executive summary of the NCEPOD report. Worth reading and mentioning if answering a question on tracheostomies (it was in my exam). 

Tracman trial 2013 JAMA; Early vs Late Tracheostomy

Link to JAMA website with full text Tracman trial results. See The Bottom Line review here. Early (day 4) vs Late (day 10) no difference in mortality. Half of those randomised to late group didn't actually need a tracheostomy. Thus we are not very accurate in predicting who will need a tracheostomy when assessed early so maybe we should wait. 

T Cook advice on ETC02 in cardiac arrest. Flat trace = Oesophageal intubation

Communication in Anaesthesia regarding the use of ETC02 in cardiac arrest. Note that a flat ETC02 in first 30 mins of cardiac arrest suggests Oesophageal intubation. See tragic coroners case here

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