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RCoA Conference Highlight: Do we still care about direct laryngoscopy?

The debate ‘Direct laryngoscopes should be consigned to history‘ was hosted by The Royal College Of Anaesthetists and carried out by the two guests on this piece.

The conversation explores the fact that this skill is a key part of the job of practitioners, are we “de-skilling” the profession in an overly enthusiastic race toward new technology, or are some resisting it simply because it’s not what they are used to?

This piece is taken from a longer conversation, to be found here:

Where do you stand on the debate? Send us your thoughts:

Presented by Joff Lacey and Monty Mythen with their two guests; Professor Tim Cook, Consultant in Anaesthesia and ICM, Royal United Hospitals, Bath and Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

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