After learning to do a “Primary survey” last week this week the focus is on the A (Airway) from acronym DR ABCDE.
The first part was lecture-based, covering the Airway followed by a session of CPR and using a pocket mask on the famous Annies, as Annie was not recovering we need to get the AED out and going to the motion of shocking Annie.
The second session was all about advanced airway management were we insert Oropharyngeal Airway (OPA) and Nasopharyngeal Airway (NPA) Used for unconscious casualty’s, using a Bag Value Mask (BVM) effectively and administer oxygen. If all this is not working for the casualty we learn how to insert an i-gel this can only be done when the casualty is deeply unconscious.
After a coffee break, the remainder of the session was scenario-based. This gave everyone a chance to practice what had been covered earlier.
It was a thoroughly interesting and informative evening and a huge thank you to Tavistock’s & Plymouth’s medical faculty for chairing last night’s session.