Practical Emergency Airway Management Cadaveric Course - March 2024

Spring Branch, TX US
March 25, 2024 to March 26, 2024


The successor to PRACTICAL EMERGENCY AIRWAY MANAGEMENT (Baltimore 2000-2020)

This 2-day 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.

Day 1
Didactic presentations by Dr. Levitan on crisis performance, oxygenation, airway anatomy, laryngoscopy, endoscopy, pediatrics, rescue oxygenation techniques and surgical airways. Dr. Salim Rezai will present on Critical Care and airway management in the afternoon. End of day 1 will involve discussion of challenging airway management cases from participants and faculty.

Day 2
Hands-on practice with 12 specially prepared cadavers, plus unique custom built intubation models (with anatomic variation) and unique custom built male and female surgical models. Intense procedural instruction focused on an incrementalized approach to performing critical airway procedures. The morning is dedicated to laryngoscopy (direct & video), tube delivery, stylets and bougies, endoscopy, and supraglottic airways. The afternoon includes more time with endoscopy, video laryngoscopes, and ends with surgical airways (cricothyrotomy). Participants will also have the opportunity to perform short rhinolaryngoscopy on themselves and each other using sterile sheaths.

This course provides hands-on device practice on specially prepared cadavers using the following tools:

Direct Laryngoscopy with Macintosh and Miller Blades

Video Laryngoscopes with Macintosh and Hyperangulated Blades

Malleable Stylets

Hyperangulated Rigid Stylets

Tube Introducers (a.k.a., Bougies)

Tracheal Tubes

Supraglottic Airways (i.e., I-Gel, LMA, etc.)

Short Endoscopes (Rhinolaryngoscopes, 30 cm)

Long Endoscopes (Intubating endoscopes, 60 cm

Nasotracheal Intubation Using Long Endoscopes

Combined Video Laryngoscopy and Oral Endoscopic Intubation

Cricothyrotomy with 6-0 Tracheal Tubes

Tracheostomy Tubes


Target Audience

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.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing to CEME at 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. 

Learning Objectives

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.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 15.00 AOA Category 2A
  • 15.00 Certificate of Participation
  • 15.00 Satisfactory Completion
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/25/2024 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
03/26/2024 - 5:00pm EDT
Healthcare Innovations and Sciences Centre
353 Rodeo Dr.
Spring Branch, TX 78070
United States
The hotel is 3.5 miles from the Bulverde Spring Branch Emergency Services via US-281 N


Hello there!

We have a room block reserved at Hampton Inn Bulverde Texas Hill Country for March 24-25, 2024
    Hampton Inn Bulverde Texas Hill Country
                 499 Singing Oaks, Spring Branch, TX 78070


Guests may call the hotel directly at 830-438-5007,  press 0 for Front Desk and reference Group code:  LA3


To book your reservation online click the Reservation Link below

Link coming soon

Booking cut-off date: February 25, 2024


Richard Levitan MD

Salim Rezaie MD

Lab Manager: Jim Pisaturo, EMT-P

“This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and AirwayCam Technologies

“The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 15.00 AOA Category 2A
  • 15.00 Certificate of Participation
  • 15.00 Satisfactory Completion


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