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JNMC Prof S Moied Ahmed attends National Airway Conference

JNMC Prof S Moied Ahmed attends National Airway Conference

JNMC Prof S Moied Ahmed attends National Airway Conference

Aligarh: Professor S Moied Ahmed, Department of Anesthesiology, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) recently attended the National Airway Conference in Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir where he coordinated a workshop on ‘Surgical Access to Difficult Airway’ and moderated a panel discussion on Un-anticipated ‘Difficult Airway’.

At the Conference organized by All India Difficult Airway Association, JNMC Doctors, Manazir Ather, and Dr Erum Ozair, Senior Residents of the Department of Anesthesiology, JNMC, AMU bagged the 2nd and 3rd Best Paper award. Prof S Bano, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Prof Abdul Quadir, Chairman Department of Anesthesiology congratulated the winners on their achievement.

Prof Ahmed said that the workshop on ‘Surgical Access to Difficult Airway’ was focused on the life saving surgical techniques in the management of difficult airway in a situation when ‘one cannot ventilate and intubate.’

“In the workshop, we laid emphasis on a situation when the chances of death are higher as it is hard for a patient to receive oxygen,” said Prof Ahmad adding that in this situation, patients need to be treated well before they become hypoxic. He further said that an alternative pathway into the trachea of the patient through the front of the neck needs to be created in this case.

Talking about the surgical techniques to handle the crisis, Prof Ahmed said that ‘Needle Cricothyroidotomy’ by piercing a wide bore needle over the neck and insufflating oxygen needs to be done immediately.

Prof Ahmed said that a Surgical Cricothyroidotomy for making an opening over the neck with a knife and passing tubes like Quicktrach, Portex Kit, Melker and ventilating the patient needs to be done. “A Surgical Tracheostomy and Percutaneous Tracheostomy to make a permanent opening over the neck and passing a tube to ventilate is also done,” he said.

The workshop had didactic lectures, video clippings and manikin based hands-on training on various surgical techniques used in this emergency situation. Pre and post workshop assessment of the delegates was also carried out.

Over 350 delegates from all over India and International faculties attended the conference from UK, USA and Australia.

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