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I completed my medical school and background EM training from India (Christian Medical College, Vellore and Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad) where I worked for 4 years. Following this, I devoted (with all my heart) about 1.5 years to do US Medical Licensing Exams. My stint towards an EM Residency in States did not work but it took me to places and it has been quite a journey. I then relocated to London, England to work as a Registrar (Non-Trainee) in A&E. This gave me an opportunity to better understand NHS, EM training pathways and more importantly the EM Mindsets in the United Kingdom. 

Currently, I am pursuing Higher Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine at South East Scotland Deanery where I have the honour and privilege of training under some of the most innovative brains in the field of Emergency Medicine. Over the past few years, I have realised that LEARNING and UNLEARNING (which can be challenging!) is equally important to deliver cutting edge care to our patients.And through this blog, I aspire to disseminate knowledge, assist trainees with exams and stay up to date with contemporary EM literature. I have always been an avid FOAMed supporter because FOAMed has always played an indispensable role during my training. 

Lakshay Chanana
ST4 EM Trainee 
Edinburgh, Scotland

Monday, April 11, 2016

Human and Psychological Factors in Airway Management - Dr. George Kovacs

There is a lot more to airway apart from getting the tube in. This is one of the best Airway lectures that I have ever come across. A must listen.

My take-home points:
  • Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.
  • Goal is not just intubation but intubation without causing any damage.
  • Traditional direct laryngoscopy is not going anywhere.

For more on Airway, Check out
Airway Pearls from the CRASH Airway Course - Part 1 and Part 2

This video is also available on youtube 

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