1300 – 1600
Advanced airways are often critical for the management of critically ill patients. PA’s who work in acute or intensive care settings should be familiar with advanced airways, indications and contraindications of specific advanced airways, what can go wrong with them and how to troubleshoot problems.
1. Differentiate indications and contraindications for advanced airways selection.
2. Differentiate the benefits and risks of advanced airway placement.
3. Appraise the potential patient harm from inappropriate provider use of advanced airway devices.
4. Inspect for variable airway anatomy and predict the difficult airway and manage complicated use of advanced airway devices.
5. Prioritize selection and sizing for placement of an ET tube, LMA, and supraglottic airways in a clinical setting.
6. Practice placing advanced airways of various types, both non-assisted and using assisted laryngoscopy. Practice basic troubleshooting.
7. Understand superiority of assisted laryngoscopy versus direct for providers with limited intubation experience.
Posted in: Thursday, October 18, 2018