SMACC: The Final Challenge

Final challenge - Northern vrs Southern hemispheres

Northern Hemisphere vrs Southern. Two teams put it all on the line in the ultimate challenge, testing their knowledge, skills, communication and teamwork in a three section extravaganza. SMACCDUB speakers will test them on content from talks they’ve just given, serving to distill the finer points they wanted to convey. The teams will then test their non-technical skills in a […]

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Don’t DSI…Rapid Sequence Airway (RSA)!

Braude - Don't DSI - RSA- rapid sequence airway

Rapid Sequence Airway (RSA) involves the same preparation and pharmacology as RSI with the immediate planned placement of an extraglottic device (EGD) instead of intubation. Like DSI, RSA is an alternative airway management strategy that may be ideal for preoxygenation of hypoxemic patients as well for prehospital and in-flight use. Depending on the chosen EGD, RSA can facilitate gastric decompression, […]

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Anyone Can Intubate, or Not: Teaching airway skills the antifragile way

Kovacs - Anyone can intubate or not- teaching airway skills the anti-fragile way

Becoming competent in airway management requires good decision making and and technical skills. Ultimately what matters is how your clinical performance impacts patient outcomes. For this we need to have a clear understanding of what defines success ensuring that its more than just ‘getting the tube’. Come to this talk and you’ll experience a Canadian take on Guinness, adventure sports, […]

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