The Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management—one of the premiere departments at SRMS Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS), Bareilly conducted a one-day CME cum Hands-on Workshop on Difficult Airway Management, titled ‘AIRWAY UPDATE 2023’ on the theme ‘Knowing & Doing: Filling the GAP’, on April 2, 2023. The Organizing Committee of the event constituted Shri Dev Murti, Chief Patron; Aditya Murti & Dr MS Butola, Patrons; Dr Geeta Karki, Organizing Chairperson; Dr Juhi Saran, Organizing Co-Chairperson; Dr Dheeraj Saxena, Organizing Secretary etc.
The vision behind organizing this knowledge-drive workshop was to ensure that Airway Managers—Anesthesiologist, Intensivist, Pulmonologist, Emergency Physicians, should know not only the skills, but also the science behind those skills in Airway Management. The workshop featured over 3 hours hands-on session along with valuable inputs delivered by expert speakers and delegates namely Dr Amit Kohli (Associate Professor, Anesthesia, MAMC, Delhi), Dr Abhijit Kumar (Consultant Anesthetist, Apollo Cradle Hospital, New Delhi), Dr Rahil Singh (Associate Professor, Anesthesia, MAMC, Delhi), Dr Deepak Kumar (Assistant Professor, Anesthesia, AIIMS, Patna), Dr Pallavi Ahluwalia (Professor, Anesthesia, TMU, Moradabad), Dr Snigdha Singh (Specialist Anesthetist, Loknayak Hospital, Delhi), Dr Karthik Raman (MAMC, Delhi), and Dr Sankar Narayanan AM (MAMC, Delhi). Some of the topics delivered by them were ‘Basics of Airway Assessment’, ‘Basics of Airway Management’, ‘Supraglottic Airway devices-a review from basic to
advance’, ‘Video Laryngoscopy’, ‘Fiberoptic bronchoscopy’, ‘Front of Neck access’ & ‘Role of Airway USG in Airway assessment & management’.
Primarily aimed at and benefitted for postgraduate trainees and consultants, the workshop and lectures reinforced the theory and refined manual dexterity, and also refreshed & updated skills in managing patients with a difficult airway. During the session, the PG Trainees were apprised about recent advances as well as recent technologies in airway assessment, which provided an engaging and learning experience to them.