The Difficult Airway Course: Virtual 2020 is a powerful, interactive program featuring the most vital lessons in difficult and failed airway management in the COVID-19 era. Join hosts Ron Walls, MD and Michael Murphy, MD and the renowned faculty of The Difficult Airway Course for three half-days of indispensable airway education:
  • Day 1: Short, powerful airway talks with polling and Q&A sessions.
  • Day 2: Impactful procedural videos with live discussion and Q&A.
  • Day 3: Multi-specialty expert panel discussions featuring challenging airway cases.

The Difficult Airway Course: Virtual 2020 is a unique opportunity to learn from colleagues across the airway management spectrum and an ideal way to keep your airway knowledge and skills current – an especially important goal in these challenging times. All from the comfort of your home or office!
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Upcoming Dates and Locations

The Difficult Airway Course: Virtual 2020
October 16 ‐ 18, 2020
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The Difficult Airway Course: Virtual 2020
November 13 ‐ 15, 2020
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Course Fees:

Regular Tuition:
$300 USD
Gold Tuition:
$200 USD
for Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Nurse Anesthetists and Anesthesiologist Assistants
Bronze Tuition:
$100 USD
for Residents and EMS Providers

Tuition includes

Access to select recorded presentations and procedural videos through the end of 2020.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are subject to a $50 fee. Requests to cancel must be made 7 days before the start of the course to be eligible for a partial refund.

Requests to reschedule to the other Virtual Course must be made more than 7 days before the start of the course for which you are registered.

No refunds will be granted to those who do not attend and do not cancel or request to reschedule according to the policies above.

Essential Knowledge

Expand how you think about:

  • RSI & Pharmacology
  • Applying the Airway Algorithms
  • Physiology and the Physiologic Difficult Airway
  • Pediatric & Obstetrical Airways
  • The Anatomically Difficult Airway
  • Failed Airway Management
  • Awake Intubation & Flexible Endoscopy
  • Extubation & Endotracheal Tube Exchange
  • Crisis Resource Management / Human Factors

Essential Skills

 

What makes your FIRST attempt your BEST attempt

  • Bag Mask Ventilation & Bougie Maneuvers
  • Flexible Endoscopic Intubation
  • Extraglottic Devices (EGD)
  • Laryngoscopy: Direct and Video (Yes, we do teach DL!)
  • Surgical Airway — FONA and CICO
  • Mike Murphy’s Famous Self-Scope & Personal Anatomy Lesson
  • Topicalization and Awake Intubation (ATI)

Essential Cases

Benefit from lived experiences

  • Upper airway obstruction in a COVID-19+ patient
  • The bleeding, traumatized, vomit-filled airway
  • Can’t intubate/can’t oxygenate obese patient
  • Severe angioedema needing evaluation and possible management
  • And more!

 

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of SCP Health and Airway Management Education Center. SCP Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA CME Credit

SCP Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CAPCE

This CE activity is accredited for 10.0 Advanced CEH by First Airway LLC, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). CAPCE Activity #: 20-FAWL-F5-6000.
Provider #: FirstAir6610.

AAFP CREDIT

This Live activity, The Difficult Airway Course: Virtual 2020™ , from 10/16/2020 – 11/15/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  10.0 Elective credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Schedule Download PDF

Each day starts at 10:00 AM EDT. Each day ends at 2:00 PM EDT or earlier.

Day 1

10:00 am EDT

Welcome!

10:10 am EDT

Powerful airway talks with polling & live Q&A

11:50 am EDT

Break

12:05 pm EDT

More powerful airway talks with polling & live Q&A

2:00 pm EDT

End

Day 2

10:00 am EDT

Welcome!

10:05 am EDT

Impactful procedure demonstrations with live discussion and Q&A

11:25 am EDT

Break

11:40 am EDT

More procedural demonstrations with live discussion and Q&A

2:00 pm EDT

End

Day 3

10:00 am EDT

Welcome!

10:05 am EDT

Expert panel case discussions

12:20 pm EDT

Post Test & Discussion

1:00 pm EDT

End

Schedule (Greenwich Mean Time)

Each day starts at 2:00 pm GMT. Each day ends at 6:00 pm GMT or earlier.

Day 1

2:00 pm GMT

Welcome!

2:10 pm GMT

Powerful airway talks with polling & live Q&A

3:50 pm GMT

Break

4:05 pm GMT

More powerful airway talks with polling & live Q&A

6:00 pm GMT

End

Day 2

2:00 pm GMT

Welcome!

2:05 pm GMT

Impactful procedure demonstrations with live discussion and Q&A

3:25 pm GMT

Break

3:40 pm GMT

More procedure demonstrations with live discussion and Q&A

6:00 pm GMT

End

Day 3

2:00 pm GMT

Welcome!

2:05 pm GMT

Expert panel case discussions

4:20 pm GMT

Post Test & Discussion

5:00 pm GMT

End

Purpose & Objectives

The overarching objective of The Difficult Airway Course portfolio of educational offerings is to present a conceptual and practical evidence-based framework for the evaluation and management of patients with a difficult and/or failed airway. This approach accommodates contextual and experiential factors that impact how patients are managed by different practitioners.
1
Identify the potentially difficult airway.
2
Recognize the unanticipated/difficult and failed airway.
3
Develop an evidence-based, systematic approach for each of these clinical dilemmas.
4
Organize a clear conceptual framework for the management of the anatomically and physiologically difficult and failed airway in all settings.
5
Understand the medications, techniques and devices, including their advantages and hazards.
6
Familiarize yourself with the devices and techniques needed to manage these clinical dilemmas, and identify when and how to use them.
7
Describe the steps of awake intubation.
8
Demonstrate proper surgical airway management techniques.
9
Describe when and how to use an airway exchange catheter.
10
Demonstrate safe extubation and tube exchange techniques.
11
Use communication and team leadership techniques to optimize airway management.

Target Audience

The Difficult Airway Course: Virtual 2020 is intended for all healthcare providers tasked with management of the difficult and failed airway. This includes Emergency Physicians, Anesthesiologists, Intensivists, Hospitalists, Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Paramedics, Flight Nurses,
and Critical Care Transport Nurses.