Aligarh : Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) faculty member from the Department of Anaesthesionogy and ICU in-charge of the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Prof S Moied Ahmed demonstrated cricothyrotomy methods to establish airway during life-threatening situations and discussed rules for rapid clinical interpretation of Arterial Blood Gas (ABG).
He provided hands-on-training in the ‘Emergency Cricothyroidotomy’ workshop and later spoke on ‘How to interpret ABG’ in the Postgraduate Refresher Course of the Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists (ISA), West Bengal Chapter in Kolkata.
“Demonstrations on Mannequins in the ‘Emergency Cricothyroidotomy’ workshop helped postgraduate medicine residents to understand how to perform critically high skill set of Emergency Cricothyroidotomy and the management of patients with Complete Ventilatory Failure (CVF),” said Prof Moied.
He explained various techniques and devices that are available for emergency cricothyroidotomy and assessed the advantages and disadvantages of the different techniques and devices in terms of success rate, performance time, complication rate and preferences among physicians performing the procedure.
In the lecture, Prof Moied explained the analysis and monitoring of ABG as an essential part of diagnosing and managing the oxygenation status and acid–base balance of the high-risk patients.
“The utilization of an ABG analysis is necessary for treatment plans, ventilator management and optimal function of medications among other things”, he said.
Prof Moied also delivered a lecture on ‘Role of Supraglottic Airway Device in Managing Difficult Airway’ in the ISA programme at Dehradun where Prof Naveen Malhotra (Secretary, ISA National) and Prof Parul Jindal (Dehradun Society of Anaesthesiologists) felicitated him for committed medical service and for framing the Difficult Airway and CPR Guidelines.