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90421 - Emergency Airway Skills and Crisis Simulation Management

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The aim of Rural Health West Education workshop: Emergency Airway Skills and Crisis Simulation Management is to develop effective leadership skills in GP anaesthetists, theatre and emergency department staff who might find themselves at the sharp end of such a situation in the rural community and practice the ability to organise ones resources effectively.This course involves a combination of didactic lectures, workshops and scenario based simulation crises which may be operating theatre or ED based. There is a large emphasis on teamwork and organisation of the medical emergency team (MET), the make up of which may vary in different institutions. There is teaching and demonstration of techniques to deal with the difficult airway, adult and paediatric, the use of simple adjuvants to help deal with a threatened airway and practice using these on mannequins. Our aim is to give groups the opportunity to develop and practice these skills within the framework of the course

Relevance to General Practice

The Rural Health West Education workshop: Emergency Airway Skills and Crisis Simulation Management has been a resounding success in the facilitation of improving the airway and resuscitation skills for rural GP's in Western Australia. Developed specifically for rural and remote health professionals serious consideration is given to isolated working environments and limited resources these professionals may have available when faced with emergencies. 
Use of high quality simulation manikins, provide participants with a tool to practice hazardous and often infrequent skills and procedures in safe, non threatening teaching environments. There is much published evidence to support the use of simulators. Ellis and Hughes state the ‘use of human patient simulators is the ideal environment to teach the integration of basic technical skills of airway management, with the goal of trying to manage airway problems in the emergency department’. Use of human patient simulator to teach emergency

Learning outcomes

  • Improve patient safety, both adult and children, ensuring all anaesthetists and theatre staff are familiar with and have practiced airway management techniques
  • Improve capabilities of Medical Emergency Teams in rural and remote Western Australia through learnt leadership skills
  • Familiarise anaesthetists and theatre staff with algorithms for difficult airway management and to provide skills training to implement such algorithms
  • Provide the anaesthetist and theatre staff with a framework of knowledge that may reduce the stress of managing a difficult airway
90421 - Emergency Airway Skills and Crisis Simulation Management
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7.5 hours
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7.5 hours
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