Our human cadaveric airway course offers delegates a unique opportunity to repetitively perform and compare different techniques of airway management on a variety of cadaveric specimens.
The focus of the course will be on visualising the larynx, and appreciating the differing appearance of human airway anatomy in the cadaveric specimens. There will be plenty of hands-on practice of the skills of conventional laryngoscopy, videolaryngoscopy using a variety of different devices, LMA and i-gel insertion, oral and nasal fibreoptic intubation and cricothyroidotomy. One of the pair of delegates will have the opportunity of performing the surgical cricothyroidotomy (‘Cutting the Neck’ Option).
Cadavers offer a unique opportunity for airway practitioners to interact with and visualise human airway structures without the ethical issues or risks associated with practising on live patients. Airway management and intubation on live patients cannot be done repetitively just to compare, test, or practice different techniques. This is not a problem in cadavers.