Three Cases of Airway Disaster
In this podcast short, Minh Le Cong discusses three airway disasters.
The first case Minh mentions is Just a Routine Operation: The Tragedy of Elaine Bromiley. Here is the incredible and saddening video:
The conclusions of the investigation and coroner’s report are chilling.
Update: See the new videos on this topic
The second case Minh mentions is the Jankowski Case from Perth in 2001.
This case really highlights how crucial quantitative ETCO2 is at every intubation. Further, needle cric failed 3 times before someone finally grabbed a scalpel.
The final case mentioned is the Rasmussen case; the best description of the case is at an medical indemnity site: Invivo.
Minh Le Cong
MBBS(Adelaide), FRACGP, FACRRM, FARGP, GDRGP, GCMA,GEM, Dip AeroMedical Retrieval & Transport(Otago),Cert IV TAA Senior Lecturer ( Aeromedical retrieval), JCU School of Public health Tropical Medicine & Rehabilitation Sciences Medical Education Officer – Royal Flying Doctor Service, Queensland Section