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On February 23, 2018, the teachers of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care performed the workshop "The maintainence of the airway patency in the practice of an anesthesiologist" for residents of the first year and children's anesthesiologists residents of the second year.

On February 23, 2018, the teachers of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care performed the workshop "The maintainence of the airway patency in the practice of an anesthesiologist" for residents of the first year and children's anesthesiologists residents of the second year. 84 persons participated in the workshop.

The head of the department Full Professor Oleh Loskutov started the workshop. He told participants about the relevance and importance of the problem of adequate control of the respiration in the case of severe respiratory tract, and also emphasized the methodological approaches to solving the problem of severe tracheal intubation.

Associate Professor Yuriy Markov told about the use of oropharyngeal airways in anesthetic practice in the historical aspect: the evolution of devices from the very first metal tubes, othoscope to modern modifications of laryngoscopes, laryngeal masks and fibro-optical systems.

Associate Professor Oleksiy Domoratsky emphasized the problem of severe tracheal extubation as an element of the severe respiratory tract, with a demonstration of clinical cases, mainly from his own practice.

Associate Professor Maksym Pylypenko made a report on the use of modern means for laryngoscopy in case of severe respiratory tract. He showed the audience different tracheal bougie, the latest fibro-optics devices and modifications of common laryngoscopes.

Dr. Yuriy Mazanko an anesthesiologist from the National Cancer Institute was invited to the workshop too. He demonstrated his own innovative technique of using the fibro-optic videobronchoscopy in the endotracheal intubation. He also demonstrated cases of video-laryngoscopy from his own practice. 

Rest of the time was devoted to the practical work of residents with simulators. The residents performed the staging of nasopharyngeal airways, oro- and nasopharyngeal tracheal intubation, using McCoy's laryngoscopes, fibro-optics (AirTraq), tracheal bougie and exchange systems for tracheal extubation, etc.

This event is another important link of the department’s strategy, aimed on expanding the practical skills and their combination with the theoretical part. It differs from the previous workshops because of more complete demonstration of modern equipment, which is used for the safe implementation of tracheal intubation.

The participants noted that the workshop allowed them to increase the level of practical skills in many aspects of ensuring airway patency.