C3AP6: Emergency Airway Care

The trainee will be able to evaluate the patient who presents with emergency airway problems, and be able to provide a patent airway working within an airway team.

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Airway care is a key skill in daily use for all Emergency Physicians. Trainees will build upon and regularly revisit the competences acquired during the first two years of the ACCS programme. They will become more experienced in the identification of patients who need intubation and predicting those with a difficult airway. They will become more knowledgeable of the impact of life-threatening conditions on rapid sequence induction techniques. Always working closely with a competent airway expert, trainees play an increasing role within the airway team.

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