Basic Airway Management
This course will provide attendees an introduction to airway management in critically ill patients.
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
The learner will be able to identify available resources
The learner will be able to discuss the importance calling resources for assistance with 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 discuss ways to mitigate aspiration and unintended emesis
The learner will be understand alternative strategies for patient positioning to improve anatomical views during laryngoscopy
The learner will be able to demonstrate and utilize the 3-3-2 , LEMON, and other pre-intubation patient assessments to predict difficulty of airway management
Charley Warner DNP, CRN, 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.
Physician Assistants (AAPA)- 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