Interactive online e-learning module that explores all aspects of airway assessment and management relevant to the rural GP providing Emergency services for a local hospital.
Relevance to General Practice
The airway is the first priority in the assessment and management of the seriously ill or injured patient. What happens in the early minutes of resuscitation may significantly determine a patient's chances of survival, risk for complications and long-term disability. The topic explores the procedures and techniques for treating airway obstruction, the procedure for providing definitive airway management in the emergency patient. Material has been prepared specifically to assist the rural GP providing Emergency services for a local hospital.
- Explain the place of airway assessment in delivery of care to the emergency patient
- Identify clinical findings indicative of airway obstruction
- Describe the basic airway manoeuvres used for managing the patient with airway compromise.
- Outline the steps in managing the patient with failed intubation
- Review the drugs used in rapid sequence intubation and continuing management of the intubated patient and determine if current supplies require updating
Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Curriculum Contextual Units