Airway Difficulties & Rescue Techniques – Parallel Sessions

This is a breakout skills workshop, limited to 16 places per session.  A separate sign-in sheet will be taken.  It is aimed at trainee doctors, GPs, Anaesthetic and non-anaesthetic Consultants wishing to develop, update or maintain their airway skills in the critically ill or deteriorating patient.


Dr Dora Paal

Dr Dora Paal.
Consultant Anaesthetist,
Belford Hospital, Fort William.

Gordon Bathgate

Dr Gordon Bathgate.
Consultant Anaesthetist,
Raigmore Hospital, Inverness.

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Times (provisional, subject to change):Airsim-Advance-Combo-Bronchi
Session 1: Friday 23rd October 2015; 08:30 – 09:30
Session 2: Friday 23rd October 2015; 14:00 – 15:00
(Note: Both sessions are identical, not two separate training sessions).


Venue: Belford Teaching Centre, 2nd Floor, Belford Hospital.


Prior to session:

  1. delegates are expected to be familiar with the different types of basic airway adjuncts and airway manoeuvres. There is opportunity provided to practice these skills further.
  2. Delegates will be provided with copies of the current guidelines published by the Difficult Airway Society.

Objectives of this session:macmcgrath video laryngoscope

  1. demonstrate the different airway rescue techniques in line with current guidelines of the Difficult Airway Society,
  2. teach methodical approach to unexpected intubation difficulties,
  3. demonstrate and practice the use of various videolaryngoscopes,
  4. demonstrate and practice rescue techniques using the intubating fibreoptic scope and the Aintree catheter,
  5. demonstrate and practice basic airway manoeuvres using airway adjuncts, and
  6. demonstrate and practice front of neck access.

All delegates will be expected to perform the taught skills during this session with immediate feedback from the anaesthetic tutors.


CPD associated with this activity = 1 hour, Clinical
(Please note: This CPD is limited to those who have signed the separate specific register).