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ICU BroTrac Course

Bronchoscopy - Percutaneous Tracheostomy Course in Acute Care

Course description

The Bronchoscopy – Percutaneous Tracheostomy in Acute Intensive Care Course (BroTrac course) is a multidisciplinary one-day hands-on training course.


The first part of the course will cover the basic anatomy of airway, bronchial tree, how to handle a bronchoscope and will explain how to perform bronchoscopy. This module includes enough time for hands-on training.


The second part will be dedicated for percutaneous tracheostomy, indication, methods and how to perform percutaneous tracheostomy. The course will touch the usage of ultrasound for identification of airway structures and front of neck access under ultrasound guidance. In this module will be also plenty of time for hands-on training.


Course objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Bronchoscopy in acute setting
  • Anatomy of bronchial tree
  • How to perform bronchoscopy
  • Percutaneous tracheostomy indication and methods
  • How to perform percutaneous tracheostomy
  • Use of ultrasound in difficult airway situation
  • Front of neck access
  • Weaning and decannulation of tracheostomy

Who is it for?

It would be appropriate for anyone who works on Acute Intensive Care; Emergency physicians, Acute Medicine, Critical care doctors, anaesthetists.


Who runs the course?


Dr Khalil                     Consultant Anaesthetist, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust (Director)

Dr Pesian                  Consultant Anaesthetist, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust (Director)

Dr Matonhoze           Consultant Respiratory physician, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Dr Ismail                    Consultant Respiratory Physician, Heartlands Hospital NHS Trust

Dr Cerniauskiene      Consultant Anaesthetist, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Dr Shahzad               ST3 Intensive Care Medicine


How much does it cost?

The course fee is £50 


Course Program

08:30 - 08:45 Registration and coffee

08:45 - 09:00 Introduction and outline of the day
09:00 - 09:30 Bronchoscopy in the ICU (bronchial anatomy, indication, contraindication)
09:30 - 10:15 How to perform Bronchoscopy, navigation with bronchoscope, awake bronchoscopy

10:15 - 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 - 11:00 Can’t intubate, can’t ventilate on ICU (Front of Neck Access)
11:00 - 11:45 How to perform percutaneous tracheostomy (anatomy, indication, methods, complication)
11:45 - 12:30 Weaning & Decannulation

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:00 Hands-on Training
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 - 17:00 Hands-on Training

17:00 - 17:15 Evaluation forms and Certificates


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