The Difficult Airway Course: Critical Care™

San Diego, CA / September 22, 2023 - September 24, 2023

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For Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurses & Respiratory Therapists


For Residents, Fellows, and SCP Health Medical Staff

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Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

One Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 232-1234

Discounted Rate: $299 (+ taxes & fees)

Hotel Discount Ends: August 30, 2023, or when 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 jen@theairwaysite.com three weeks before the start of the course.

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2023 Typical Course Schedule (final schedule distributed on-site)

Day 1

6:30 - 7:30 AM

Registration and Breakfast

7:30 - 8:00 AM

Introduction/Setting the Scene

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Essential Skills in Airway Management

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Fiberoptic Tour of the Airway

9:15 - 9:30 AM

Break

9:30 - 11:30 AM

Hands-On Workshops (Rotation)
Direct Laryngoscopy / Video Laryngoscopy
Bag Mask Ventilation (BMV), Supraglottic Airways

11:30 AM - 12:45 pM

Lunch on Your Own

12:45 - 1:00 PM

Break

1:00 - 1:30 PM

Difficult Assessment

1:30 - 2:45 PM

Dangerous Physiology

2:45 - 3:30 PM

RSI Pharmacology

3:30 - 3:45 PM

Break

3:45 - 5:15 PM

Code Airway™ Stations

Day 2

6:30 - 7:30 AM

Registration and Breakfast

7:30 - 8:50 AM

Hands-On Workshops (Rotation)
Soiled / Trauma Airway
Flexible Endoscopy / Awake Topical
Airway Ultrasound

8:50 - 9:05 AM

Break

9:05 - 11:45 AM

Hands-On Workshops (Rotation)
Soiled / Trauma Airway
Flexible Endoscopy / Awake Topical
Airway Ultrasound

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Panel Lunch (provided)

1:00 - 2:15 PM

Failed Airway

2:15 - 2:30 PM

Break

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Code Airway™ Simulations

3:30 - 3:45 PM

Break

3:45 - 5:00 PM

Code Airway™ Simulations

Day 3

6:30 - 7:30 AM

Registration and Breakfast

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Human Factors

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Exchange Catheters

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Breakout Sessions (Rotation)
Post-Op, Altered Airway
Hands-On Workshop: Extubation and Exchange Catheters

11:00 - 11:30 AM

Final Points & Pearls, Wrap-Up/Post-Test

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 (AMEC). 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 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.