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.

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