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Cover image for lecture: Difficult Airway Management: a Case Study

Lecture Overview

Maintaining a clear airway is of paramount importance during a surgical procedure. In this case scenario, you will be guided through an airway assessment and the actions to take if complications arise, with a particular focus on the current ANZCA recommendations.


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Suzanne Querruel

Suzi Querruel has been working in the perioperative field for the past decade. Her passion lies in perianaesthesia nursing, and she has been seeking to advance the field over the past few years. She is a tutor and lecturer for Western Sydney University [WSU] in the Bachelor of Nursing program and WSU The College in their Academic Pathways Programs. She is the unit coordinator at WSU The College for the subjects 'health communication' and 'skills in health science'. She was previously anaesthetic coordinator at Westmead Private Hospital and also has held sessional nurse educator positions at the Australian College of Nursing, Wesley Health Management, and the University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney University, and the University of Tasmania. She has been a nurse educator for Ausmed Education for the past three years and has collaborated on the program development for the perianaesthesia, perioperative, day surgery, and surgical nursing seminars. She has held the position of national vice president and NSW/ACT president of the Australian Society of Post Anaesthesia & Anaesthesia Nurses [ASPAAN] for two years and has recently seen the transition of ASPAAN to the Australian College of PeriAnaesthesia Nurses [ACPAN]. Suzi holds a bachelor of nursing, graduate diploma in nursing (anaesthetics & PACU), masters of nursing education), certificate IV in workplace training & assessment, and a neuro-linguistic programming [NLP] practitioner certificate. See Educator Profile


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Eilis funder-wright
02 Apr 2020

great short informative video.

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Matthew Thompson
25 Nov 2019

Good talk

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Mulungulilwa Wenceslas SAIDI
11 Sep 2019

Yearly review will please my knowledge.

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Emily Skinner
13 Jul 2019

short and full of great info

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Adele Lising
31 May 2019

This video discussed on importance of applying good assessment skill in airway protection and the useful equipment that can be use in facilitating to view and secure the airway in difficult intubation

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Bruce Garry
30 May 2019

Well presented essential information.

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Stephanie Zettl
29 May 2019

great case study

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Matthew lawrence
28 May 2019

Interesting Case, short and to the point.

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louise ann mackie
28 May 2019

good clear concise resource

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Kate Danielle Thomas
28 May 2019

This Video gave a clear and conscise overview of how to assess and deal with an obstructed airway. It reinforced that lack of Oxygen leads to Patient mortality opposed to lack of Ventilation.