Difficult Airway Algorithm 2023

  • Claim Credits by 7/14/2026
  • Online Activity
Credits Available: CME, Patient Safety

Failed airway management is a major contributor to patient morbidity and mortality. Inadequate planning and judgment contribute to patient harm.

Course content was updated to align with the Management of the Difficult Airway Practice Guideline 2022...  Read More +

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Accreditation and Designation Statements: 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.

Maintenance of Certification in AnesthesiologyTM program and MOCA® are registered trademarks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®. MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.

This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

After successfully completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Conduct a preoperative airway assessment of the patient and be able to identify features of the exam correlated with a possible difficult airway.
  • Identify strategies for airway management in the anatomically difficult airway.
  • Perform the appropriate steps using the ASA difficult airway algorithm upon encountering an unanticipated difficult airway.
All members of the anesthesia care team.
Deborah Schwengel, MD, MEHP

Jonathan Cohen, MD
Delcath Systems, Inc. – Consultant
Jeffrey Green, MD, MSHA, FASA
Cerus Corporation – Grant / Contract
La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company – Consultant
Medtronic – Consultant
Senthilkumar Sadhasivam, MD, MPH, MBA, FASA
NeurOptics – Consultant

All relevant financial relationships for this activity have been mitigated. All other planners, authors, editors, and staff have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

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Difficult Airway Algorithm 2023
  • Non-member Price: Free