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Difficult Airway Management Anesthesiology Training Program CME
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Joe Quinlan, MD, Shawn Beaman, MD
Joseph Quinlan 
Thomas Dongilli, Jon Mazur 
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About the Course
The objective of this course is for the trainees to obtain a working knowledge and proficiency of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Difficult Airway Management Guidelines and its associated airway management techniques. Didactic training focuses on evaluation of the airway and the ASA Difficult Airway Management Guidelines. Simulator training focuses on psychomotor skill sets for various airway management techniques and devices including: retrograde intubation, lighted stylet, ventilating tube exchanger, laryngeal mask airway, Combitube, transtracheal jet ventilation, and cricothyrotomy. After skill set training, trainees are presented with a range of difficult airway scenarios on the simulator, which they manage in real-time with individualized feedback to gain experience and confidence in their skills. Formative and sumative assessment of simulation based performance is provided pre- and post- training.


The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.

Cancellation Policy: It is our general policy that unless otherwise stipulated,  if a participant cannot attend a class that is previously paid for, they must inform the course director by email at least 2 weeks prior to the class date for a full refund. Course director emails can be found on the directory page for each course on the WISER web site.  If the cancellation occurs within 2 weeks of the class, the participant is subject to the revocation of a portion or the entire course fee to WISER.  In addition, they may be subject to a cancellation fee based upon a percentage of the course cost.

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