CME Course

Airway Management Workshop and Update

This activity will provide learners with essential knowledge and technical skills to manage the difficult airway, both anticipated and unanticipated. The activity offers various educational formats including didactic lectures, question and answer sessions, and extensive hands-on practice.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed for healthcare clinicians who work in a setting requiring management of patients in need of emergency airway management. 

Goals and Objectives

This activity will provide learners with essential knowledge and technical skills to manage the difficult airway, both anticipated and unanticipated. The activity offers various educational formats including didactic lectures, question and answer sessions, and extensive hands-on practice. 

Upon completion of this activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Develop an appropriate airway management plan based on the findings of a focused medical history and airway physical exam, and apply these plans to patient care;
  • Apply principles of advanced airway evaluation to the synthesis of an appropriate airway plan;
  • Assess performance of airway rescue and routine tracheal intubation with the incorporation of modern optical/video devices;
  • Assess performance of airway rescue and routine airway management with the incorporation of modern supraglottic airways;
  • Apply patient preparation techniques in the performance of awake tracheal intubation; 
  • Apply techniques of minimally invasive airway rescue; evaluate the potential for failed tracheal extubation and develop a plan for emergency reintubation;
  • Describe critical updates in the 2022 ASA airway guidelines.

Course Information

CME Release Date:  December 5, 2022
Valid for credit through:  February 4, 2023
Course type: Blended Learning Activity
Estimated time of completion: 10 hours

Credits Available

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 Southern Medical Association and AOD, LLC. The Southern Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Medical Association designates this Internet Activity Enduring Material for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. 

AANPCP: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Healthcare Professionals: For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  

All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

 

Instructions for Participation and Credit

All components of this 3-part course must be completed to receive credit (no partial credit is available). 

Times listed are Eastern Time, and all “in-person” events will take place at: Park Street Auditorium, 55 Park Street, New Haven, CT

Part 1, 6 Video Lectures (6 hrs): Note: Learners must view 6 video lectures in their entirety. 
Description: Online/on-demand didactic lectures including real patient video.
Access to videos will open: December 5, 2022 and will close February 4, 2023.
Completion: To complete part 1, learners must view and attest that each video was completed.

Part 2, Question, Answer, and Update Session (2 hrs): Note: Learners must attend one of three Q&A events.
Description: During this session, we will discuss your questions, and recent literature updates, including the 2022 ASA guidelines update and the ongoing PUMA project.
        - 7pm February 2, Online Streaming - Zoom event
        - 8am Friday, February 3, in-person, Park Street Auditorium, YNHH
        - 8am Saturday, February 4, in-person, Park Street Auditorium, YNHH
Completion: To complete part 2, learners must participate in the activity and attest attendance. 

Part 3, Hands-on Laboratory (2 hrs): Note: Learners must attend one of three labs.
Description: Hands-on session with the latest in difficult airway equipment, including THRIVE, Trans-cutaneous CO2 monitoring, virtual reality flexible scope trainers, 3D-print larynx invasive airway training and more.
      - 11am, Friday, February 3, in-person, Park Street Auditorium, YNHH
      - 7pm Friday, February 3, in-person, Park Street Auditorium, YNHH
      - 11am, Saturday, February 4, in-person, Park Street Auditorium, YNHH
Completion: To complete part 3, learners must participate in the activity and attest attendance.

Course Completion (to receive a Certificate): At the conclusion of the entire Course (all three parts), you will be sent an email from Southern Medical Association (SMA), with a link to complete an on-line evaluation and final documentation of attendance. After you submit this documentation, a certificate will be emailed to you.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

Southern Medical Association (SMA) requires instructors, planners, managers, and all other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose conflicts of interest (COI) with ineligible entities within the last 24 months of the development of this activity. All identified COIs are thoroughly vetted and mitigated prior to the release of the activity. SMA is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The following individuals, unless otherwise noted, have no financial relationships to disclose.

Course Director
William Rosenblatt, MD, is Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery (Otolaryngology) at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is a founding member and past president of the Society for Airway Management, and the 2010 winner of the SAM Distinguished Service Award. He is the author of several textbook chapters regarding airway management, including chapters in Clinical Anesthesia, edited by Barash, Cullen and Stoelting, and in Benumof’s Airway Management, edited by Hagberg. He has contributed to more than a dozen other monographs in English, German, Spanish and Portuguese. He has written more than 30 original articles and has given over 200 live presentations.

Course Instructors
William Rosenblatt, MD, Yale University, New Haven, CT
       Teleflex, Advisor
Tom Mort, MD, University of Connecticut, Mansfield, CT
Yair Grinberg MD, Anesthesiology Specialist, Hartford, CT
Robert Doody, DO, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Course Planners
Garrett Sendlewski, BA, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Hannah Rosenblatt, BA, MA, Social Work, Health and Hospital Services, New York City, NY

Course Materials

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