The All-Wales Airway Group

Co-PILOT is a Difficult Intubation Protocol aimed at ODPs / anaesthetic assistants.

It was developed by David Howarth, an ODP in North Wales. It is a cognitive tool that allows assistants to prepare and think ahead when the anaesthetist encounters a difficult intubation, and may have lost situational awareness.

The acronym stands for

The protocol may be downloaded below. Please print and display for reference in each anaesthetic room.


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Dr David Lacquiere
Consultant Anaesthetist
Nevill Hall Hospital
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