Consultant, Clinic of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, The University Hospital Brno - Children's Medical Center, Brno, Czech Republic
Air embolism is a life threatening condition which occurs under specific circumstances – operation in the posterior cranial fossa and operation field above heart. In these cases we have to be aware that air embolism might happen as a complication. This approach is crucial for saving patient’s life. Algorithm allows students to learn how to proceed in a particular situation. In this case it needs to be fast and precise because in real life there is no room for mistakes.