The neonatal difficult airway course (NDAC) was established in 2012 as a QI initiative in airway training. The aim is to help individuals, institutions, hospitals, teams and co-specialties develop skills in crisis resource management, human factors and advanced neonatal airway stabilisation.
MPROvE relates to multidisciplinary education of any kind (i.e. multidisciplinary neonatal simulation, or TEL) being used to improve the quality of care and or neonatal outcomes.
The MPROvE neonatal instructor training course was established by neonatologists and experts in simulation education. The course combines lectures, workshops and simulation to help deliver training in approaching different situations dealing with difficulties in managing the neonatal airway. The intention is to provide teams the ability to deal with these emergencies in a structured way using CRM principles.
This course will address the following:
- CRM/HRM principles in managing neonatal emergencies
- Difficult neonatal airway equipment and adjuncts (workshops)
- Traffic light pathway in managing the difficult neonatal airway
- Preparing a difficult neonatal airway trolley
- Evidence-based use of sedation and paralysis in neonates
- Checklists (pre-intubation, pre-extubation)
- Can't intubate and can't ventilate situations
- Videolaryngoscopy training
- Workshops on using the Glidescope, Airtraq, C-MAC, and Bougie intubation
- Simulated practice in managing realistic manikins and modified high fidelity simulators, as well as the preterm airway.