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Sandra Ellefsen, M.D. 

Sandra Ellefsen is a resident in anesthesiology at St. Olavs University Hospital and an Assistant Professor at the Norwegian School of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway.
She has prior experience working for the Norwegian Armed Forces at a NATO base hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, where she was Captain, physician and trauma team leader.
She has a special interest in airway management and teaching.
Of note, she has experience teaching ultrasound of the airways (e.g., at the ASA's annual conference) and her abstract and presentation around the Tube Tip In Pharynx (TTIP) technique was awarded "best abstract and presentation" at the Society for Airway Management's (SAM) annual conference in 2022.


Airway techniques and equipment– what is new and what do I really need?

Awake intubation – making it a pleasant experience!

Biphasic Cuirass Ventilation (BCV)

Fiberoptic intubation made easy!

Frontline - what next?

ECMO for emergent airway management
The neuro-traumatized: Time is brain

Have a plan!

Prehospital management

Preoperative evaluation of the airway made useful

The "cannot-intubate-cannot-ventilate"– situation. Recognition. Management choices.

The paediatric airway

How to maintain oxygenation in the difficult and combative patient

Ultrasound and the airway



The Bloody Bleeding airway


Biphasic Cuirass Ventilation (BCV)

Fiberoptic airway management

Hands on ultrasonography in airway management

On full-scale simulators, SimMan: Managing the "cannot-intubate-cannot-ventilate"-and the "cannot-intubate-can-ventilate" situation and other

Retrograde intubation

Miscellaneous videolaryngoscopes

High flow nasal oxygen HFNO

Infrared-guided flexible optical intubation

Flow controlled ventilation via 2.4 mm tubes for adults

The paediatric airway


As part of the workshop, participants will present and discuss own airway cases


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