Intermediate Airways Course

An intermediate airway is a supraglottic airway device that is used as a rescue airway for failed endotracheal intubations in the ER or ICU.  LMA or King Tube placement are both options for difficult airway management. The laryngeal mask airway course uses advanced airway manikins to teach students the technique of LMA placement.  The LMA course also covers the limitations of the laryngeal mask airway. The King tube course uses advanced airway manikins to teach students the technique of King tube placement.  The King tube course also covers the limitations of the King tube placement.

The intubation course will train students how to perform bag valve mask (BVM) ventilation and in different techniques to manage a difficult airway:  sylet-guided intubations, use of intermediate airways (e.g.,  laryngeal mask airway (LMA) placementKing tube placementGlidescope intubations or fiberoptic intubations and awake intubations.  The endotracheal intubation course will also provide specialized techniques on how to intubate morbidly obese patients.

The HPC Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures course will teach you how to perform all these procedures for airway management in addition to central linesarterial linesultrasound-guided peripheral IVIO lines, POCUS exams (RUSH exams and E-FAST exams), thoracentesisparacentesislumbar punctureschest tube placementpigtail catheter placementneedle thoracostomy, procedural sedation, and ventilator management.

Our airway management training is a component of our live Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures CME course which teaches clinicians how to perform the 20 most essential procedures needed to work in the ER, ICU, and hospital wards.

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LMA Course trains students in:

  • Indications for a laryngeal mask airway placement
  • Considerations for laryngeal mask airway placement
  • Complications of laryngeal mask airway placement
  • Equipment for laryngeal mask airway placement
  • Proper positioning and technique for laryngeal mask airway placement
  • Options for Difficult Airway Management
  • Options for the Can’t Ventilate Can’t Intubate scenario
  • Coding for endotraceal intubation

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