Clinical Meeting, Friday 13th February.


(Posted on belaf of Peter McLaren)


The topic of this meeting is “Algorithms for Difficult Airway Scenarios”. Adrian Skidmore has offered to kick off the discussion with a presentation of the algorithms used in the RBH airway management workshops. I hope we will then continue on looking at some of these questions:

In the known difficult intubation patient with a full stomach, should we switch to awake fibreoptic intubation or is the use of a videolaryngoscope ‘good enough’?

  • Is the morbidly obese patient any different?
  • What should we do post bariatric surgery?
  • What about the scleroderma patient or post-oesophagectomy patient where the amount of reflux can be uncontrollable?
  • What is the current surgical approach to Ludwigs angina?
  • Anything new with the trauma patient in a collar?
  • How about a post-thyroidectomy bleed?

If you have ideas, protocols, experience or strong feelings on any of these scenarios, please feel free to hijack them and present them yourself.

Same format: 5.30 for 6, Boardroom, first floor, Pindara Professional Centre, 8 Carrara St, Benowa, opposite the laneway to Pindy Day, food and drink supplied, please RSVP for catering purposes, further notice in the week prior.


Peter McLaren