King Tube Course

A King tube is an intermediate airway that is used as a rescue airway for failed endotracheal intubation.  The King tube airway is an option for difficult airway management.  The King tube placement course uses advanced airway manikins to teach students how to place a King tube.  The King tube airway course also teaches students how to perform a King tube exchange for an endotracheal tube using a Bougie (Eschmann stylet).

Our King tube placement 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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King Tube Placement Lab Photos

King Tube Exchange

King Tube Video

King Tube Airway Course trains students in:

  • Indications for King tube placement
  • Contraindications to supraglottic airway placement
  • Complications of King tube airways
  • Equipment for King tube placement
  • Proper positioning and technique for King tube placement
  • Options for Difficult Airway Management
  • Options for the Can’t Ventilate Can’t Intubate scenario
  • Options for intermediate airway placement
  • The technique for exchanging a King tube airway for an endotracheal tube
  • Coding for endotracheal intubation

King Tube Placement Photos

King Tube Placement Blogs

Informed Consent and Ethical Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Informed consent can be challenging during “normal” times, but it has become increasingly complicated during the COVID-19 pandemic. The informed consent process ensures that a patient or their surrogate decision-maker understands the benefits, potential risks and any alternatives of a…
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Tube Thoracostomy Insertion

Safety of Thoracentesis and Tube Thoracostomy in Patients with Uncorrected Coagulopathies

Traditionally, it was felt that the INR had to be less than 1.5 and platelets had to be at least 50,000/µL to perform most bedside procedures. With more clinical evidence, we now know that low-risk bedside procedures can be performed…
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Thoracentesis Course

Thoracentesis-Associated Pneumothorax is Rare when Performed by Procedural Experts Using Ultrasound Guidance

Original studies of ultrasound-guided thoracentesis concluded a 2% risk of pneumothorax. A recent single center study of 9320 thoracenteses over 12 years all by procedural experts had pneumothorax rate of 0.6%. This same study also demonstrated a very low incidence…
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Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures CME Courses Available

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  1. 12 month online access to Online CME course, procedure video bundle, instructional posters
  2. Indefinite online access to PDFs of all course lectures, course handouts, and HPC Adult Critical Care and Emergency Drug Reference Drug
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