Practical Emergency Airway Management - April 2019
The Practical Emergency Airway Management 2 day course provides an in-depth look at effective airway management techniques that you will actually use in your next emergency airway
This course provides an in-depth look at effective surgical airway management techniques that you will actually use in your next emergency airway. There is a unique focus on airway anatomy and imaging combined with one-of-a-kind opportunity to practice the techniques on a large variety of non-embalmed, specially prepared cadavers. This is the only cadaver airway course available. This course teaches practical, effective skills and strategies for adult and pediatric intubation that promote patient safety and increase provider confidence.
Topics covered include orotracheal intubation, laryngoscopy, surgical airways (cricothyrotomy, tracheotomy), video laryngoscopy, fiberoptic intubation, nasotracheal intubation, pediatric intubation, and rescue ventilation devices such as the laryngeal mask airway. The intubation and ventilation techniques and devices are presented within an overall practical algorithm for the difficult airway that is applicable for emergency settings. There is significant focus on patient safety and a best practice approach to rapid sequence intubation.
What makes the Practical Emergency Airway Management course different from other airway courses?
Countless courses on the difficult airway, intubation, and rapid sequence intubation use plastic mannequins for hands-on practice. This surgical airway course combines an enormous amount of airway imaging with 20 cadavers that have been specially prepared to have normal tissue turgor (not embalmed). The net effect is a truly unique visual and hands-on, real tissue experience available nowhere else in the world.
This course provides hands-on device practice on specially prepared cadavers using the following tools:
Curved blade laryngoscope
Straight blade laryngoscope
Bougie (a.k.a. tube introducer)
Specialized oral airways and tracheal tubes
King Vision Video Laryngoscope
GlideScope Video Laryngoscope
The course is tailored to emergency physicians, but critical care physicians, hospitalists, anesthesiologists, and respiratory therapy and paramedical personnel responsible for emergency airways will also benefit from this specialized practical approach.
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 45 days in advance of the course. Cancellations received between 10 and 45 days incur a $500 charge. 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.
Formulate an overall strategy for different emergency airway situations emphasizing pre-procedural assessment of the "difficult" airway, indications for nasal and surgical airways, and the role of rapid sequence intubation.
Apply and understand techniques of laryngoscopy including external laryngeal manipulation, head elevated positioning, and paraglossal straight blade technique.
Effectively use laryngoscopy adjuncts including tube stylets and introducers, as well as understanding the fundamentals of laryngoscopy blade design and selection.
Explain the role for and the methods of insertion for rescue ventilation devices including the laryngeal mask airway and tracheal-esophageal Combitube, as well as means of transitioning from such devices to tracheal tube placement.
Describe laryngeal and upper airway anatomy including the structures about the laryngeal inlet, and the significance of these anatomic landmarks in terms of laryngoscopy, rescue ventilation, and surgical airway techniques.
Cite the indications and techniques of emergency surgical airways including retrograde intubation, cricothyrotomy, and tracheotomy.
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Book by March 13th to reserve your room!
Please be aware that April 4th 2019 is the first day of Baseball season. In honor of that, the hotel along with all the surrounding bars and business host a big block party.
Below I would like to highlight a few key things that all attendees of Airway Cam need to be made aware of;
- Each guest will be given a wrist band – this lets the hotel staff and security know which guest are ours.
- Wrist bands must be visible in order for entry & reentry to the hotel (NO EXCEPTIONS).
- The wait time for cars is about 45 - 55 minutes. For attendees of the meeting but aren’t hotel guest it will be a first come first serve for parking. Parking will be limited & guest will be subjected to game day parking cost. The Orioles play the New York Yankees and their fans come out in large numbers to support.
- It will be LOUD. ( We have no control over the music)
- Music will be playing from 7am -10pm
- Guest will only be able to enter the hotel via the courtyard as all other doors will be closed.
- There will be several bars outside of the hotel along with porta potties.
- The hotel lobby will be busier than normal.
I hope this information is helpful. This is a one time a year event that happens to coincide with the Airway Cam Course. After their training guest of Airway Cam are welcomed to participate in the celebrations.
Richard M. Levitan, MD - Course Director: Visiting Professor-University of Maryland Medical Center and Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Emergency Medicine) Dartmouth (Geisel) School of Medicine, Hanover, NH
Ken Butler, DO - Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center
James T. Pisaturo, EMT-P - Hospital University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Jorge L. Cabrera, DO - Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Associate Director of UHealth Medical Intensive Care Units
- 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 15.00 Certificate of Participation