2019 Emergent Airway Management for the Hospitalist
Hospitalists are sometimes called upon to manage a patient’s airway in an emergent situation. This session will cover the topics of basic airway management, from recognizing distress to bag-valve mask use, and then progress through oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airways to supraglottic devices, concluding with endotracheal intubation and initial ventilator management. Our faculty include intensivists, anesthesiologists, and hospitalists skilled at this intervention. A low faculty-to-learner ratio will provide the attendee with ample time for hands-on skill participation under direct supervision.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be better able to:
- Distinguish the different interventions to address respiratory distress;
- Determine which are most useful relevant to a particular situation; and
- Demonstrate the skills needed to employ each of the airway adjuncts discussed.
The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this live activity Emergent Airway Management for the Hospitalist for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 2.75 Non-physician