This week we get acquainted with airways. Airway almost always comes before breathing and circulation in the life support algorithm, for good reason. Being able to assess and manage an airway is a core critical skill for an emergency doctor.
The first excellent post to read today relates to assessing an airway:
Basic Airway Assessment: It’s as easy as… 1-2-3?
Once you’ve assessed the airway, you need to address the problems as they arise, these skills are essential:
Basic Airway Management
We will practice these techniques this week and run through troubleshooting difficult airways.