We are pleased to share the presentation slides from the official launch of the DAS Intubation guidelines of unanticipated difficult airway 2015. Please hit the links below to download the file as a pdf or powerpoint slides. We have also uploaded a demonstration video of cricothyroidotomy on manikin which you can watch below.

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DAS guidelines for management of unanticipated difficult intubation in adults 2015

We are pleased to launch the new DAS guidelines for management of unanticipated difficult intubation 2015. This is the result of three years of diligent work by our guidelines development team. Find below the algorithms and links for download. Please also find link to BJA where the original article is available as open access article.

Guidelines for the management of difficult and failed tracheal intubation in obstetrics - 2015

We are pleased to announce the publication in Anaesthesia, of the Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association and Difficult Airway Society guidelines for the management of difficult and failed tracheal intubation in obstetrics.

Managing the obstetric difficult airway requires unique consideration and skills. Anatomical and physiological changes in pregnancy exacerbate the problem and surgery is often performed with extreme urgency to ensure the wellbeing of a different individual to the patient.

DAS Guidelines Home

The DAS Guidelines for the management of the airway have served as a beacon light for all anaesthetists across the world, since the release of the intubation guidelines in 2004. The beauty of the guidelines is because of their simplicity, which make them easy to remember and follow. The intubation guidelines, the extubation guidelines and the paediatric guidelines are available for everyone to use for non-profit educational purposes. Please click on the links above to access them.

Paediatric Difficult Airway Guidelines

Paediatric Difficult Airway Guidelines

 
 

Download Guidelines -

The following three guidelines relate to the management of the unanticipated difficult airway in children aged 1 to 8 years.

They are:

DAS extubation guidelines

DAS documents on Management of Extubation guidelines - now available.  

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The DAS documents on Management of Extubation are now available on the DAS website.

 

Downloads

Extubation Guidelines

The following downloads are available from the website of the Difficult Airway Society. To download Right click on the link and choose 'save target as..' onto your computer.

Intubation Guidelines


DAS Intubation guidelines 2015

Intubation Guidelines - Follow up / airway alert

When the patient's airway has been difficult to manage, an airway follow-up should be instituted.

REVIEW THE PATIENT CLINICALLY