How to perform tracheal intubation

Department:     Anaesthesiology, University Medical Center Groningen
Supervisor:        Two anaesthesiology residents

Anaesthesiologists are perioperative medical specialists who provide medical care to patients before, during, and after surgical procedures. Airway management, intraoperative life support, and pain control are essential skills. Besides their work in the perioperative field as physicians and nowadays often as managers too, anaesthesiologists are involved in Intensive Care Units, Postoperative Anaesthesia Care Units, Pain Clinics, and last but not least emergency medicine including the helicopter Mobile Medical Team. Besides their clinical work anaesthesiologists are involved in teaching and research. In the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) residents and staff members are trained in an ultramodern Skills Lab where all kinds of situations can be simulated. Research in the UMCG is focused on pharmacokinetics (what the body does to a drug), pharmacodynamics (what a drug does to the body), neuroscience, hemodynamics and blood coagulation.

The anaesthesiology workshop provides a basic approach to patient care. Participants will deal with various aspects of airway management. Participants will have to solve different ventilation problems. You will be assisted by trained anaesthesiologists to keep the patient safe and sound.