The Airway Management Workshop was organized by the Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, BPKIHS in collaboration with Health Exchange Nepal, UK on 23rd August 2016.
The workshop was organized with the objectives to prepare and apply principles of advanced airway management including the use of latest airway devices. The inaugural ceremony started at 8:30 am. The Vice Chancellor, Hospital Director, Registrar, Dean Academics/ Examinations, Deputy Director, Dr. Shambhu Acharya as a resource person were invited in the ceremony. The Vice chancellor appreciated the workshop and also promised to help the department in the future for any academic endeavor. Dr. Shambhu Acharya who also represented Health Exchange Nepal, UK, promised to continue helping the department as before.
A total of 44 doctors attended the workshop. Thirty six attended the workshop as participants. Twenty-four participants were from BPKIHS while twelve participants were from different hospitals of the Eastern Nepal including Nobel Medical College, Birat Medical College and from different hospitals from Birtamod. Eight faculties attended the workshop as resource persons.
The 4 topics included in the workshop were
• Airway equipments and management of difficult airway
• Awake intubation techniques
• Fiberoptic intubation
• Surgical Airway
The participants both from the BPKIHS and from outside BPKIHS were very much pleased to have hands-on training using various equipment that they had only read on their books. They requested the organizers for organizing similar training in the future also.
Prof Balkrishna Bhattarai
Head of Department of Anaesthesiology, BPKIHS, Dharan