The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency™

Washington, D.C. / October 20, 2023 - October 22, 2023

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For AAEM Members
American Academy of Emergency Medicine


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


For Residents, Fellows, and SCP Health Medical Staff

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Grand Hyatt Washington

1000 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 582-1234

Discounted Rate: $309/night (+ taxes and fees)

Hotel Discount Ends: September 27, 2023, or when room block is full

Make a Reservation

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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2024 Typical Course Schedule (final schedule distributed on-site)

Day 1

6:15-7:30 am

Registration and Breakfast

General Session

7:30 -8:30 am

Emergency Airway I: RSI Techniques and Pharmacology

8:30 -9:30 am

Emergency Airway II: The Anatomic and Physiologic Difficult Airway

9:30-9:45 am

Break/Exhibits

9:45 -10:30 am

Foundations in Pediatric Airway Management

10:30-12:00 pm

Case Study Panel: Medical, Trauma, Pediatric, Awake Case Studies

12:00-1:00 pm

Lunch on Your Own

1:00-3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions:
The Surgical Airway / Human Factors / The Soiled Airway

3:00-3:15pm

Break/Exhibits

3:15 -4:15 pm

Breakout Sessions:
The Surgical Airway / Human Factors / The Soiled Airway

Day 2

6:30-7:30 am

Registration and Breakfast

7:30-9:30 am

Breakout Sessions:
Code Airway™ I
Techniques in Airway Management

9:30-9:45 am

Break

9:45-11:45 pm

Breakout Sessions:
Code Airway™ I
Techniques in Airway Management

11:45-1:00 pm

Panel Lunch - Q&A (lunch provided)

1:00-1:15 pm

Human Fiberoptic Tour of the Airway

1:15-3:55 pm

Skills Stations:
Flexible Endoscopy
Pediatric Airways
Adult Video & Optical Devices

3:55-4:10 pm

Break/Exhibits

4:10-5:30 pm

Skills Stations:
Flexible Endoscopy
Pediatric Airways
Adult Video & Optical Devices

Day 3

6:30-7:30 am

Registration and Breakfast

7:30-11:30 am

Rotate Sessions:
Advanced Code Airway™
Self-Evaluation
Skills Practice

11:30-12:15 pm

Final Points & Pearls

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.

AAFP Credit

The AAFP has reviewed The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 5/03/2024 to 11/10/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

2024 Accreditation

Additional 2024 Accreditation is in progress.  We will update this site as soon as information is available.