Among the great things about the training programme for doctors at The Alfred ICU are the weekly Airway and Bronchoscopy sessions. These are ‘hands on’ sessions covering every facet of critical care airway management and bronchoscopy.
This week we used task trainers to practice removing various foreign bodies mimicking teeth, blood and mucus using bronchoscopy.
In addition, Heidi McKenzie from Storz brought with her a dazzling collection of C-Mac video laryngoscopes and a flexible videoscope for us to practice with. When combined with our collection of direct laryngoscopes, as well as our own C-Mac and McGrath video laryngoscopes, the Alfred ICU Seminar Room transformed into a playground for practicing both direct and video laryngoscopy, as well as awake intubation with a flexible scope…
Useful resources for this session include:
- LITFL CCC:
- The free AFOI app by Pierre Bradley and colleagues
- Online bronchoscopy simulator (ThoracicAnaesthesia.com)
- Engaging the hyoepiglottic ligament (INTENSIVE)