Dear fellow airway management enthusiasts,

Our 2nd EAMS webinar took place this week on November 10th and it was about “Ultrasound Application for Airway Management”. The speakers Dr. Stefano Falcetta (University Hospital of Ancona Umberto I G M Lancisi G Salesi, Ancona, Italy), Dr. Domagoj Damjanovic (University Heart Center Freiburg-Bad Krozingen, Dept. Of Cardiovascular Surgery, Freiburg, Germany) and Prof. Dr. Rakesh Garg (Department of Onco-Anaesthesiology and Palliative Medicine, Dr BRAIRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India) discussed with the moderators Dr. Ana Isabel Pereira (Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Portugal) and Professor Dr. Robert Greif (Bern University Hospital, Bern. Switzerland) about the powerful tool and broad use of ultrasound to evaluate and predict difficult airways, to assist airway related procedures (like FONA) and to access correct intubation and proper placement of supraglottic devices. 

For further information and access to the video data recording and articles provided by the speakers please log in using your membership credentials. If not, become a member!

Next webinar will take place in January 2021! More information soon!

Ana Isabel Pereira and Robert Greif

Dear airway management enthusiasts,

After the summer break, EAMS started again with webinars.

The first was last week on 24 September about the “Usefulness of aerosol boxes and barrier enclosures for airway Management to prevent infection during the COVID-19 pandemic”. The speakers Prof. Dr. William Rosenblatt (Yale Medicine Anesthesiology. New Haven. USA) and Prof. Dr. Felipe Urdaneta (University of Florida. Gainesville. USA) discussed with Professor Dr. Robert Greif, (Bern University Hospital, Bern. Switzerland) and Dr. Massimiliano Sorbello (Policlinico San Marco University Hospital, Catania, Italy) about the lack of evidence for the effectiveness of these barriers and the additional risk these methods might bring for the patient and the personnel in the OR during airway management. As no scientific evidence exist that these methods prevent infection they are by no measn a substitute for proper PPE.

The Discussion was based on a recent publication in the BJA entitled: “Aerosol boxes and barrier enclosures for airway management in COVID-19 patients: a scoping review and narrative synthesis. M Sorbello, W Rosenblatt, R Hofmeyr, R Greif, F Urdaneta."

For those who are interested in more details about the  webinar and the article please use your member log-in.

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Robert Greif

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