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This Refresher Course describes how airway management is perhaps the skill set that best defines our specialty; yet when difficulties are encountered, we often persist with ineffective strategies. When serious injuries or complications are averted, we risk becoming complacent, reinforcing suboptimal behavior; when they are not averted, the outcomes are often disastrous, damaging the lives of patients and their families and significantly impacting those who were entrusted with their care. Near misses are not uncommon, but when our patients escape injury, we may fail to learn from these situations. It behooves us to pay attention and become better prepared. Multiple ineffective interventions waste time, risk injury, and may convert a failed intubation into inability to oxygenate a patient.
CME Credit: 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Activity Release Date:10/25/2016
Activity Expiration Date:10/24/2019
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Learning Objectives: After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:• Intervene appropriately when laryngoscopy fails• Execute a logical and familiar sequence of actions to ensure oxygenation of the patient• Implement strategies that mitigate recurrences of...
Learning Objectives: After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:• Intervene appropriately when laryngoscopy fails• Execute a logical and familiar sequence of actions to ensure oxygenation of the patient• Implement strategies that mitigate recurrences of unfavorable airway events
Faculty and DisclosuresEditor-in-Chief: Alan Jay Schwartz, M.D. has reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.Associate Editors: Amanda R. Burden, M.D. and Samuel H. Wald, M.D. have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Laurence Torsher, M.D. receives honoraria from Elsevier.Manuscript Editor: Nancy Megley has reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.Author: Richard M. Cooper, M.D. has reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.ASA Staff: Anne Farace and Matthew McNutt have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Target Audience: Physicians involved with anesthesiology education, clinical practice, and research.
CME Credit: The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure Statement: The American Society of Anesthesiologists remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any potential conflict of interest identified by our faculty members. It is not the intent of the American Society of Anesthesiologists to eliminate all situations of potential conflict of interest, but rather to enable those who are working with the American Society of Anesthesiologists to recognize situations that may be subject to question by others. All disclosed conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. The American Society of Anesthesiologists educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all American Society of Anesthesiologists CME activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relationships will be made available for all educational activities.
Disclaimer: The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition.
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Activity Release Date: 10/25/2016 Activity Expiration Date: 10/24/2019
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