Dear EAMS members and airway enthusiasts,
July’s article of the month consists of a narrative review of the Front of Neck Access (FONA) from well renowned airway experts.
The management of a Cannot Intubate-Cannot Oxygenate (CI-CO) scenario is extremely challenging and one of the anaesthesiologist's fields of expertise. The authors mention that “the concept of FONA covers a large amount of techniques, principles, problems and debates”. The review discusses the epidemiological and technical aspects about CI-CO.
Although only a few will ever perform a cricothyrotomy during their careers, always remember the 7 Ps: Proper Planning, Preparation and Practise Prevents Poor Performance!
Enjoy this Summer reading in the EAMS Journal Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care!
Keep safe and well!
Ana Isabel Pereira