Airway Lessons from the Austere Environment

The Critically Ill Airway course, run by The Alfred ICU and Monash University, is taking place this week. Among the lineup of elite instructors is Dr Brent May (@docbrent), who has created a 12 minute video lecture on ‘Airway Lessons from the Austere Environment’.

Brent is a trauma anaesthetist at The Alfred, a retrieval physician with Adult Retrieval Victoria, and is Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Motorcycling Australia and Karting Australia. I asked Brent to speak on this topic because I believe that all airway practitioners can benefit from the lessons learned by those who are expert at airway management in the most difficult circumstances.

Have a listen to what Brent has to say:

Check out all the FOAM video resources for the Critically Ill Airway course on INTENSIVE. Learn more about The Alfred ICU courses

Chris is an Intensivist and ECMO specialist at the Alfred ICU in Melbourne. He is also a Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. He is a co-founder of the Australia and New Zealand Clinician Educator Network (ANZCEN) and is the Lead for the ANZCEN Clinician Educator Incubator programme. He is on the Board of Directors for the Intensive Care Foundation and is a First Part Examiner for the College of Intensive Care Medicine. He is an internationally recognised Clinician Educator with a passion for helping clinicians learn and for improving the clinical performance of individuals and collectives.

After finishing his medical degree at the University of Auckland, he continued post-graduate training in New Zealand as well as Australia’s Northern Territory, Perth and Melbourne. He has completed fellowship training in both intensive care medicine and emergency medicine, as well as post-graduate training in biochemistry, clinical toxicology, clinical epidemiology, and health professional education.

He is actively involved in in using translational simulation to improve patient care and the design of processes and systems at Alfred Health. He coordinates the Alfred ICU’s education and simulation programmes and runs the unit’s education website, INTENSIVE.  He created the ‘Critically Ill Airway’ course and teaches on numerous courses around the world. He is one of the founders of the FOAM movement (Free Open-Access Medical education) and is co-creator of litfl.com, the RAGE podcast, the Resuscitology course, and the SMACC conference.

His one great achievement is being the father of three amazing children.

On Twitter, he is @precordialthump.

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