Make The Airway Safe Team (MAST) The make the airway safe team (MAST) is an initiative to improve the emergency management of children with upper airway obstruction through multidisciplinary team training and the standardisation of care.
It focuses on three main themes:
the need for an agreed management plan
the accessibility and training of the team
the availability and ease of access to equipment
The course consists of skills training and group scenarios to train hospital teams. The course is free to teams within the Wessex region and held at Southampton General Hospital in the clinical skills labs.
Whole teams are invited to apply.
Course aim and learning outcomes This course aims to introduce and test a systematic multidisciplinary approach to managing paediatric airway emergencies.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
establish who the key team members are involved in paediatric emergencies and how to contact them
know the equipment needed for emergencies and practice its usage and set up
work through an airway algorithm to ensure that a child with respiratory distress maintains oxygenation at all times whilst stabilising the airway.
On successful completion of the course you will receive PIER certification.
Who is the course suitable for? Team based. Three teams per course and up to twelve people per team.
Essential team members are:
two theatre nurses (preferably senior)
ODP (preferably senior).
Desirable additions to the team could include:
ED consultant or sister
paediatric consultant or sister
neonatal consultant or sister
Duration One Day
Course fee Free
Additional details Lunch, refreshments and parking are provided
Course tutors Andrea Burgess, Hasnaa Ismail-Koch, Andrew Baldock and Eleanor Sproson.
Dates and location (Click on the dates to book)
Please note that as MAST relies on the work of teams, we require you to come as part of your local hospital team. When you click through to register you will be asked to join an existing hospital team, or create a new one (if you are the first from your hospital).