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Simplicity of the Scalpel

A NEXTGEN LEARNING SPACE DESIGNED TO ELEVATE YOUR AIRWAY PRACTICE
what you’ll find here
  • FONA Procedure
  • Critical Microskills
  • Expert Pearls
  • Anatomy Review
  • Curated FOAMed
Preview Video

ORGANIZED FROM CORE CONTENT TO DEEP DIVE

rapid review VIDEO – APPROX 1 MIN
FULL VIDEO – APPROX 5 MIN
essential microskills
Skin Incision
Bougie Placement
CTM incision
Tube Placement

DIVE DEEPER 🤿

Expert discussion on the SFB

Listen to our team of experts from across the emergency airway universe discuss the finer points of various FONA techniques

Anatomy Review

The moment you need to do an emergent cricothyroidotomy is not the time to be fuzzy on the essential anatomy needed to perform the procedure. This video by Andy Neill MD is a great place to start.

A Real World Case

In this video of a surgical airway performed in Afghanistan you get the sense of what’s involved. You may never have to perform this procedure in a combat situation, but your body may not know the difference. All of the logistics, teamwork, and stress related obstacles we face in the ED are here. The first time I watched this video my palms were sweaty. Watch this video and our team will discuss on the other side.

FOAMEd FONA in Afghanistan – Youtube

The Debrief: Why was this surgical airway successful?

  • The team made a quick decision, and didn’t waste time trying other techniques likely to fail.
  • Team approach: supported by team members that this was the right decision (do it dude!).
  • Nothing fancy, the procedure was paired down to the essentials and performed in seconds.
  • Logistics: team members knew how to find everything and negotiate their environment.

WHAT’S NEXT👇👇👇

In person learning

Locate any of the posters below to continue your training. Snap the QR codes embedded within them to access the learning space. (tap on any image below for more detail about them).


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