Basic Airway Management
This course is an introduction to airway management in critically ill patients. Attendees will enhance their skills surrounding pre-intubation airway assessments, laryngoscopy in patients with difficult anatomy , and lastly the use of advanced strategies for airway management.
Nurses and Advanced Practice Providers
The learner will be able to identify available resources at the hospital for airway backup
The learner be able to identify the importance of calling RI/Attending early when anticipating a difficult airway
The learner will be able to demonstrate aggressive suctioning techniques for intubation in GI/Variceal bleeding patients
The learner will be able to demonstrate ways to mitigate aspiration and unintended emesis
The learner will be able to understand alternative strategies for patient positioning to improve anatomical views during laryngoscopy
The learner will be able to utilize the 3-3-2, LEMON, and other pre-intubation patient assessments to predict difficulty of airway management
Charley Warner DNP, CRNP, CFRN
Erika Bassett PA-C
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Nursing (ANCC) - The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4 contact hours.
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 4 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
- 4.00 AAPA Category I CME
- 4.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 4.00 Attendance