Advanced Airway Course Yellowstone/Tetons - 2019
World's Most Beautiful Airway Course
Come to one of the most extraordinary places of natural beauty in North America. Jackson Lake Lodge is an incredible venue at the north end of the Tetons and the southern entrance to Yellowstone National Park. It offers amazing views of the Tetons and abundant wildlife including moose, bison and elk. Recharge your soul while gaining procedural confidence and skills. The schedule is designed to facilitate vacation time. The hotel is only 27 miles from Jackson airport (with direct flights from Denver, Salt Lake City, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Minneapolis, Chicago, Newark, Atlanta, San Francisco, Houston, and Los Angeles).
The Advanced Airway Course focuses on advanced airway management techniques using mannequins to practice surgical airways including flexible fiberoptics, video laryngoscopes, and surgical airways. We review airway anatomy using a variety of imaging modalities and discuss critical care cases involving difficult airway management. In addition we review rescue ventilation devices, strategies to prevent desaturation, and the use of non-invasive ventilation and oxygenation devices.
Specialized and custom designed airway manikins provide anatomic variation for hands-on practice with various laryngoscopes, fiberscopes, and surgical devices. Attendees practice nasoendoscopy using sterile sheaths on themselves and each other. (Participants on anticoagulants should not undergo nasoendoscopy.)
What makes this Advanced Airway Course different from other airway courses?
There is extensive hands-on practice with a wide variety of devices. In addition to the nasoendoscopy experience, unique intubation mannequins and surgical airway models offer anatomic variation and different intubation challenges. The nasoendoscopy experience provides an opportunity to see a wide variety of live-tissue airway anatomy.
The Advanced Airway Course is tailored to emergency physicians, but critical care physicians, anesthesiologists, and other clinicians responsible for emergency and difficult airway management are encouraged to attend.
7am - 10:15am Breakfast Lake Cruise
(sign up through Jackson Lodge activities desk, $45/person)
2pm - 6pm Course
6:30pm – 9:00pm Group Buffet Dinner
short presentation by National Park EMS/Medical Director
7am - 11am Course
11am - 2pm Scenic Drive and Lunch Signal Mountain Lodge (Cost $20/person)
2pm - 6pm Course
8am – 12pm Course
River trip - afternoon (exact time TBD)
Cancellations must be made in writing to CEME at firstname.lastname@example.org. Refunds, less a $100 processing fee, are provided if cancellation occurs more than 30 days in advance of the course. Substitutions/transfers may be made up to 21 calendar days before the course. No refunds available for cancellation within 10 days of the course date.
Incorporate use of flexible nasoendoscopy with epiglottoscopy into practical airway management
Explain the risks and benefits of RSI vs. awake (non-muscle relaxant use) intubation in emergency airway situations.
Demonstrate optimal methods for nasoendoscopy using flexible scopes.
Execute the skills to perform nasoendoscopy to view upper airway anatomy and abnormalities.
Group Code: 6528
Richard M. Levitan, MD - Adjunct Professor of Medicine Dartmouth (EM), and Visiting Professor of Emergency Medicine University of Maryland Medical Center.
Jorge L. Cabrera, DO - Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Associate Director of UHealth Medical Intensive Care Units.
Additional Faculty Pending
Disclosure of Faculty Financial Interests or Relationships:
- 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 16.00 Certificate of Participation