Every intubation in the ICU can be a difficult airway. Attend this state-of-the-art, systematic overview and hands-on experience offering the preparation, teamwork, and tools necessary to manage complex critical care airway situations.
- Identify exam findings associated with a difficult airway, practice the essential skills of intubation, and learn to use innovative new advanced airway tools to manage difficult airways.
- Gain hands-on experience with a multitude of videolaryngoscopes, bougies, and other intubating devices proven to increase first-pass intubation success.
Utilize extraglottic airways to reestablish ventilation should intubation not be successful.
- Recognize when and how to use cricothyrotomy for failed airways.
- Work with a team using crew resource management concepts to solve airway problems in a high-fidelity, fast-paced, simulated clinical environment using scenarios developed from real-life cases.
Airway Management Courses:
Find out what you will take away from our Difficult Airway Management course:
“Our Difficult Airway Management course is designed to give ICU clinicians the knowledge and both technical non-technical skills that are vital to patient safety during emergency intubations. We continually update and refine course content and incorporate multiple models of adult learning to assure our learners receive the optimal training. After developing skills in small group sessions, learners will refine these skills in high-fidelity, and at times high-intensity, scenarios to provide situational memory that is directly applicable to the ICU environment.”
Kevin C. Doerschug, MD, MS, FCCP