Surgical Airway Clinical video
OKay folks, it took me a while to track this down but here it is!
Firstly this is a simulated upper airway emergency in a great BBC medical drama called Bodies
Secondly, I find this simulated emergency to be still very useful to demonstrate human factors in airway crises. The doctors and nurses in the drama display some useful actions but also some classic traps in crisis management. Note the poor communication between the male and female doctors.Can you list the useful vs ineffective demonstrated? Your list should total at least 10 actions ( 5 vs 5)
Thirdly there is a glaring omission depicted in the management of the airway crisis. Can anyone pick it? Otherwise this is a fairly accurate simulation of an upper airway acute obstruction leading to a crisis..in a hospital setting.
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