The Difficult Airway Course: Anesthesia™

San Francisco, CA / November 9 - November 11

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Lung Separation Workshop

Hyatt Regency San Francisco

5 Embarcadero Drive San Francisco, CA 94111
415 788 1234

Discounted Rate: Hotel Discounted Rate: $289Hotel Discount Ends: 10/17/18 or when the discounted room block is full

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Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you require accommodations, please contact Jen Gove at 860-679-9285 or three weeks before the start of the course.

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Typical Course Schedule (final schedule distributed on-site)

Day 1

Lung Separation Workshop (optional/pre-registration required)

6:30-7:30 am

Optional Workshop Registration/Continental Breakfast

7:30-8:00 am

Introduction to Lung Separation

8:00-11:15 am

Left-sided DLT placement, confirmation and troubleshooting.
Right-sided DLT placement, confirmation and troubleshooting.
Placement of Bronchial Blockers

The Difficult Airway Course: Anesthesia

11:00 am – 11:45 am


11:45 am-3:00 pm

Course Introduction
Cornerstone: Managing the Difficult Airway & Awake Intubation
Difficult Airway Decisions
Airway Anatomy
Live Self-Scope Demonstration
Difficult Airway and Awake Intubation

3:00 -6:00 pm

Emergency Awake Intubation
Non-Emergency Awake Intubation
Management of the Difficult Airway/Awake Intubation

Day 2

Cornerstone: Managing the Failed Airway

6:30-7:30 am

Registration/Continental Breakfast

7:30-8:30 am

Definition & Failed Algorithms/Failed Intubation & Failed Oxygenation

8:45 am – 12:00 pm

Failed Intubation/Failed Oxygenation Cases
FOB and VL Management of the Failed Airway
Surgical Management of the Failed Airway

12:00 – 1:15 pm

Box Lunch with the Experts

Cornerstone: Managing an Airway Crisis

1:15-2:15 pm

Crisis and Leadership Management Team

2:15 – 2:30 pm


2:30 – 3:55pm

Code Airway™ Simulations

3:55-4:10 pm


4:10-5:30 pm

Code Airway™ Simulations

Day 3

Cornerstone: Endotracheal Tube Exchange & Extubation of the Difficult Airway

6:30-7:30 am

Registration/Continental Breakfast

7:30-8:30 am

Extubation and Airway Exchange Catheters

8:30-10:30 am

Cases Using Airway Exchange Catheters
Airway Exchange Catheters & Additional FOB

10:30-11:30 am

Interactive Exam Review and Final Wrap-up

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 Schumacher Clinical Partners (SCP) and Airway Management Education Center. Schumacher Clinical Partners is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA CME Credit

Schumacher Clinical Partners designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


An additional 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM will be awarded for the Lung Separation Workshop.

AANA CE Credit

The Difficult Airway Course: AnesthesiaTM has been approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 17.75 Class A CE Credits; Code Number 1036933; Expiration Date 10/6/2019.


The Lung Separation Workshop has been approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 3.5 Class A CE Credits; Code Number 1036943, Expiration Date 10/6/2019.


National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants (NCCAA) will accept CME credit for programs approved for continuing education credit by the American Medical Association (AMA), American Association of Physicians Assistants (AAPA), and Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

ANZCA CPD Accreditation

Participants in the ANZCA CPD program may claim this CICO course as an emergency response activity in their CPD portfolio. Recognition Code: ER-17-CICO-019; Expiration Date June 30, 2020.