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AGM Programme 2023

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Airway Management for Patients Living with Obesity

14 Nov 2023
Hands On Training N: Verathon

20 minute lecture outlining the approach to airway management in patients living with obesity.

Includes physiological considerations, pre oxygenation plan, optimal positioning, Intubation and extubation strategies.

  1. Understand the physiology of obesity as it applies to airway management
  2. Recognise the importance of preoxygenation in this patient group and the methods available
  3. Understand the importance of patient positioning
  4. Learn strategies for successful intubation
  5.  Understand the importance of planned extubation
Andrew McKechnie, Consultant Anaesthetist and SOBA President - Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

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