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The Difficult Airway Course: Critical Care (Oct 15 - 17, 2021)

Oct 15 - 17, 2021   |   Denver, Colorado  United States of America
Organized by : Airway Management Education Center (AMEC)
Conference Brochure

The Difficult Airway Course: Critical Care is organized by Airway Management Education Center (AMEC) and will be held from Oct 15 - 17, 2021 at Hilton Denver City Center, Denver, Colorado, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 21 CME Credits.

Target Audience:
The Difficult Airway Course: Critical Care is intended for providers who care for acutely ill in-patients, including Critical Care Specialists, Intensivists, Hospitalists, Respiratory Therapists and Critical Care Transport providers.

Course Description:
The Difficult Airway Course: Critical Care™ is an advanced course designed for intensivists and for hospitalists who are responsible for emergency airway management of acute inpatients. Taught by a world-class faculty of airway experts, The Difficult Airway Course: Critical Care™ focuses exclusively on the airway challenges posed by critically ill inpatients. The course emphasizes airway assessment and decision-making to build within course participants the capacity to manage all airway situation they encounter — and to do so with great confidence. Participants practice the most important skills and reinforce their learning with Code Airway™ simulations. We encourage all members of the critical care team to join us for this intensive educational experience.

Course Objectives:
Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

• Have a clear conceptual framework for Difficult Airway management in the critical care and inpatient setting.
• Have a rapid and systematic approach for the management of the difficult and failed airway.
• Be familiar with the devices and techniques needed to manage the difficult and failed airway; and when and how to use them.
• Be able to perform a cricothyrotomy.
• Be able to assess and manage a difficult airway extubation.

Setting the Standard:
Highlights of this intensive Course include:

• How to predict a difficult airway
• How to prevent a failed airway
• When — and when NOT — to use medication
• How to perform an awake intubation
• Tube exchange and extubation of the difficult airway
• Front of neck access / cricothyrotomy
• Practical strategies in crisis management and human factors
• Hands-on practice with proven airway devices, including video larygoscopy
• Code Airway™ stations
• Preparation for challenging acute inpatient scenarios, including:
○ Upper airway obstruction
○ Airway management in the massively obese patient
○ Tracheostomy issues, including accidental dislodgement
○ Agitated hemodynamically unstable patient who self-extubates
○ The bleeding, traumatized, and vomit-filled airway
○ The can’t intubate/can’t ventilate situation
• Instruction by a world-class faculty of airway experts
• Dynamic and interactive learning environment

Hands-On Training in Crucial Airway Techniques:
• Percutaneous and surgical cricothyrotomy
• Direct laryngoscopy and Video laryngoscopy
• Flexible bronchoscopy and laryngeal mask ventilation
• Optically enhanced laryngoscopy
• Extraglottic devices
• Awake intubation
• Flexible endoscopic intubation
• Pediatric airway skills
• Techniques for the obese patient
• and more!



Ron M. Walls
Ron M. Walls

Emergency Medicine

Michael F. Murphy
Michael F. Murphy

Pain Medicine

Robert Cornelius Luten
Robert Cornelius Luten

Emergency Medicine

Calvin A. Brown, III
Calvin A. Brown, III

Emergency Medicine

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Registration Type Last Date Price
Course Tuition Fee 14 Oct,2021 USD 1,500.00
Gold Rate Tution (For Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurses & Respiratory Therapists) Fee 14 Oct,2021 USD 1,200.00
Silver Rate Tuition (For Residents, Fellows, and Schumacher Clinical Partners Medical Staff) Fee 14 Oct,2021 USD 1,100.00
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Venue Address

Hilton Denver City Center
1701 California St
Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Official Hotel

Hilton Denver City Center,

1701 California St,

Denver, Colorado, United States of America 80202,

+1 303-297-1300

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