Video and podcast: taking a look at intubation

This week we’re taking a detailed look at intubation.

Endotracheal intubation is an emergency procedure that’s often performed on people who are unconscious or who can’t breathe on their own. Designed to maintain an open airway and help prevent suffocation, by its nature it’s not a skill we have to use very often.

So as part of our cardiac arrest month, our Area Clinical Lead Ash Richardson and Consultant Anaesthetist Alistair Steel, from the Queen Elisabeth II Hospital, have joined forces to make a refresher training video on safe emergency airway management.

Paying particular attention to intubation, the duo share some of the pitfalls around intubating and some tips on how you can increase your chances of success.

And if that wasn’t enough, Ash has also made a handy podcast that covers the basics of intubation – and reiterates the importance of good preparation. Listen now on Need to Know, or email the communications team for a copy that you can save and play at a time that suits you!

We’re looking to produce more clinical podcasts in the near future – if there’s a topic you’d like us to cover, please leave a comment below!

Published 24th November, 2016


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