Practical Emergency Airway Management - Santa Barbara March 3 or 4
Full day course involving both didactic and hands-on experience addressing three primary areas of emergency airway management: 1) addressing critical hypoxia and how to prevent it during emergency airways; 2) a first pass approach to direct and video laryngoscopy and intubation; and 3) a step-wise, highly incrementalized approach to surgical airways (cricothyrotomy) as well as a review of it’s indications in emergency airways
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.
- Provide an overview of critical airway anatomy using a variety of imaging techniques.
- Review and hands-on practice with different direct and video laryngoscopes, highlighting design differences, challenges of laryngeal exposure and tube delivery.
- Discuss benefits and indications for different devices in challenging airways, and use video examples to demonstrate their performance in real tissue.
- Explain critical anatomic aspects of the surgical airway through hands-on examination of the anatomic model, advanced imaging (CT radiography), and video examples of cricothyrotomy.
- Teach a methodical step-wise approach to cricothyrotomy, highlighting efficiency of movements and reliability of performance, even in anatomically challenging patients.
- Review indications for cricothyrotomy in this new age of alternative rescue ventilation devices and oxygenation techniques.
- Discuss strategies to ensure oxygenation and prevent regurgitation. Explain “resucuscitation sequence intubation”—i.e., timing intubation within the larger framework of critical care for patients who require airway management.
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
- 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 7.00 Certificate of Participation