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.
Prior to attending, you will receive materials that form the cognitive base of the course. You are expected to become familiar with the content prior to the course start in order to reduce the need for lectures, so the focus can be on hands-on, interactive training.
Respiratory therapists, advanced practice providers, physicians, and other health-care professionals with an interest in critical care or emergency medicine are encouraged to attend.
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