Dr. Nilantha Lenora

Dr Nilantha Lenora completed his emergency medicine residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland in 2006 and later went on to complete an MPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2014.  One of his main goals as an educator has been educational capacity-building and working to eliminate disparities in EM education between mature and developing EM systems around the world via technology and international collaboration.

When EM first started as a specialty in Sri Lanka in 2013, Nilantha played an important role in development efforts by leading an international effort under the Sri Lankan Society of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine to complement the existing educational efforts of EM registrars in Sri Lanka.  Some of these efforts include hosting a virtual flipped classroom, starting an online journal club, and developing a virtual grand rounds curriculum.

Nilantha’s academic interests include medical education, EM health systems development, injury prevention, disaster relief, and simulation.

Summary of Lecture:

The physiologically difficult airway can be defined as one in which severe physiologic derangements place the patient at increased risk for cardiovascular collapse with intubation and conversion to positive pressure ventilation.  Severe hypoxia, hypotension, and acidosis can all complicate your airway management efforts in critically ill patients.  Learn how to recognize the physiologically difficult airway and manage these patients by performing RSI: resuscitation sequence intubation, resuscitating before you intubate.