NovPod, a beginner’s guide to anaesthetics, Episode 7: Induction and airways feat. Dr Kwame Asante
NovPod returns with A&E trainee and stand-up comedian Dr Kwame Asante, discussing airways and induction of anaesthesia. We also reflect with Kwame about his anaesthetic novice period from his perspective as a non-anaesthetic trainee.
The Novpod: a beginner's guide to anaesthetics is created, edited, and co-hosted by Dr Eoin Dore and Dr Duncan Kemp. We are two anaesthetic registrars on a mission to help our new anaesthetic colleagues get to know some of the new concepts you will come across in your novice period, hopefully helping to take away any anxiety around starting your time in anaesthetics.
The NovPod is presented by Anaesthesia on Air, in association with the Royal College of Anaesthesia.
Please note that all opinions expressed in the podcast are those of the individuals appearing on the podcast and do not necessarily reflect the views of the RCoA.
- DAS intubation guidelines
- DAS/RCoA novice teaching material for the novice anaesthetist
- DAS ICU intubation checklist
- Cormack & Lehane grading
- E-learning for healthcare - e-LA module 1: Introduction to clinical anaesthesia -> 05 Induction of Anaesthesia and Intraoperative Management > 12 Management of the airway and failed intubation drills > Airway maintenance - Tracheal tube 1 - very good run through of technique and steps + 13 Induction of anaesthesia
Published August 2023
Eoin graduated from UCL in 2014 and after completing foundation training in London began ACCS anaesthetics training in Birmingham, before starting his registrar training in Thames Valley in 2021. Now starting his ST5 year, he’s taken on a new role as Chief Registrar at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
Duncan graduated from UCL in 2014. He trained in Northwest London and is currently an anaesthetic registrar in North Central London.
Kwame lives and works in the great city of Birmingham as a specialist trainee in Emergency Medicine. He is also an award-winning stand-up comedian, who draws humor from his life inside and outside the hospital! He has performed all over the UK comedy circuit and internationally, including runs at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival (where he was nominated for the Best Newcomer award in 2017) and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. More recently, he was able to blend his passions for medicine and comedy by completing an MSc in Performing Arts Medicine at UCL in 2022; his research interest is the influence of the audience on performance anxiety in the performing arts. Follow him on your social media platform of choice @kwamedy.