The All-Wales Airway Group

Saturday, 27th February, 2016

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Royal Gwent Hospital

Cardiff Road
NP20 2UB


Awake Videolaryngoscopy Course
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The AWAG Awake Videolaryngoscopy course will be held at The Day Surgical Unit, Royal Gwent Hospital on 27th February 2016.

This course will provide a hands on experience on awake videolaryngoscopy guided intubation with opportunity to perform endotracheal intubation using videolaryngoscopes on each other under supervision. The course will include sessions on upper airway anatomy, topicalisation and case-based discussions, delivered by an experienced faculty. The course fee is £100.

The resources section of this event contains videos of LA application and intubation along with the research papers pertinent to this course.


  • 08:30 - 09:00Registration (at Day Surgery Unit)
  • 09:00 - 09:15Welcome/Outline of the day
  • 09:15 - 09:45LA for awake VL guided intubation (workshop)
  • 09:45 - 10:30Faculty demonstration of awake VL guided intubation
  • 10:30 - 11:00King Vision/Pentax VLS familiarisation workshop

    Discussion / Change into theatre clothes. Divide into 2 Groups of 4 Candidates + 2 Observers; prepare their own LA drugs

  • 11:00 - 13:30LA Application and Intubation
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Break / Discussion
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Break / Discussion / Water for the first group
  • 14:30 - 15:00Awake VLS intubation - When and How?
  • 15:00 - 16:30Awake VLS intubation - Case Based Discussions; Margaret, Muthu
  • 16:30 - 17:00 Feedback / Q+A / Discussion / Food & Water for all / Closure


Dr Francis Subash

Consultant in Anaesthetics
Royal Gwent Hospital

Dr Muthuraja Marimuthu

Consultant in Anaesthetics
Royal Gwent Hospital

Vazira Moosajee

ST7 in Anaesthetics
Morriston Hospital

Dr Iljaz Hodzovic

Dr Margaret Coakley

Dr David Lacquiere
Consultant Anaesthetist
Nevill Hall Hospital
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