Airway Mayday


In this episode we talk about human factors & airway management.

Human factors: the study of how the environment, or how a specific system affects human behavior.

From LIFTL, human factors can be broken up into: 

  • team factors
  • task factors
  • situational factors
  • organizational factors

Human factors leading to airway catastrophe: the Bromiley Case


The Elaine Bromiley Case from Simpact on Vimeo.

Comparisons between healthcare and aviation

Airway Preparation:

Checklist before you start (STOP MAID or whatever you use at your facility).


Have a Plan A, B and C and communicate them to the room prior to intubation.