Airway Management Education Center is pleased to announce the release of the version 2.2 of The Difficult Airway App™ for iPhone.
The Difficult Airway App is an essential tool for clinicians who manage emergency airways in the Emergency Department, ICU, in-patient unit or EMS environments. This app guides users quickly and easily through key algorithms and predictors of a difficult airway. It also features a drug dosing calculator – guiding the selection of RSI drugs and automatically adjusting doses for body habitus and qualitative blood pressure. The app also features pediatric RSI dosing and equipment selection using the Broselow-Luten color system or child’s estimated weight.
Updates for version 2.2 introduce the new EMS Difficult Airway Algorithm. Modeled after the original Difficult Airway Algorithm, but tailored to the EMS environment, the EMS Difficult Airway Algorithm incorporates predicted difficult airway and experienced difficult airway situations with modifications to account for transport times, local protocols, preference and medical direction.
“An important part of our mission is to support the clinicians who manage airways often under very stressful conditions,” states Calvin A. Brown, III, MD, National Course Director of The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency™ and lead app contributor. “This app is a great tool to guide RSI drug selection & dosing. It’s also an easy way to refresh your memory about airway assessment & decision-making before your next difficult airway.”