The Difficult Airway Course - Anesthesia

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The Difficult Airway Course™ – Anesthesia 333 South State Street, Suite V-324, Lake Oswego, OR 97034




“It was an amazing and useful course. Excellent and accessible faculty.” Andrew Weisenger, MD, Blythewood, SC “This was the absolute best clinical experience course I have attended. The faculty are all phenomenal, interested in seeing people improve their skills and very nonintimidating. It met every expectation I had and even exceeded some.” Denise Ward, DO, Bristol, IN “This weekend you have demystified many of the techniques needed to be confident in managing even the most difficult airway. The course has also given me the confidence and extra knowledge needed when faced with all types of airways.” Pam Sparling, CRNA, San Pedro, CA “This was one of the best workshop courses I have ever attended in my 25 years of practice. It is something I plan to attend every few years to stay current and knowledgeable about such a vital skill for us as anesthesia providers.” Judy Thompson, CRNA, New Haven, CT ™
Sterling Healthcare designates this CME Activity for a maximum of 18.25 hours in Category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: AANA code #25923, expiration date is 11/26/2005 for 18 Continuing Education Credits.

Focusing Exclusively on the Difficult and Failed Airway


The Word is out…we are the best course available for Difficult and Failed Airways
■ Instruction by the experts in the field. ■ Small group, hands-on sessions exclusively focusing on difficult

and failed airway, emphasizing rescue strategies and devices.
■ High-fidelity medical simulators: code airway stations provide

“real” patient experiences to test and reinforce decision-making skills. Participants manage their own cases using SimMan® and AirMan® simulators from Laerdal.
■ Step-by-step algorithms that go beyond the ASA, designed

specifically to address the difficult and failed airway.

Highlights include hands-on training in crucial airway techniques:
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Intubating FastTrach® LMA Trachlight®Lighted Sylet Combitube® Airway Anesthesia Techniques Needle Cricothyrotomy Percutaneous Cricothyrotomy Surgical Cricothyrotomy Pediatric Airway Skills Upsher Scope

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Bonfils Intubating Scope Gum Elastic Bougie Medical Simulation Applications Fiberoptic Intubating Bronchoscope Shikani Optical Stylet Bullard Laryngoscope® Obstetrical Airway Management Video-laryngoscopes

“The practical hands on experience met my expectations and far exceeded any other CME course with regards to practical application.” Stephen Mason, MD, Burlington, VT w w w . t h e a i r w a y s i t e . c o m

Dear Colleague:
Picture this…you’ve just induced and paralyzed a patient for an elective surgical procedure and now you can neither intubate nor ventilate the patient…the oxygen saturations plummet…you struggle to obtain an airway…the pulse rate begins to fall…you struggle some more…people run to your aid…eventually you manage to get an endotracheal tube in the right place, but none too soon. You are diaphoretic, trembling and exhausted. Then you take a closer look at the patient’s airway and wonder if there was any way you could have identified features portending this difficulty!! The Difficult Airway Course: Anesthesia is specifically designed to enable you to predict with greater certainty those you may not be able to intubate AND, more importantly, it will equip you with the skills you need to rescue an airway in the face of potentially deadly failure. Your patients, your colleagues…and the courts expect you to be able always to recognize and manage the difficult or failed airway.



Offered by: Airway Management Education Center Purpose: Airway Management is a critical skill in Anesthesia. The Activity is designed to provide participants with state of the art information and handson experience that ensure effective and appropriate management of difficult and failed airways. Target audience: The Difficult Airway Course: Anesthesia is intended for healthcare providers including, Anesthesiologists, Nurse Anesthetists and anesthesia assistants. Course objectives: Upon successful completion of the course,the participant will be able to: 1. Anticipate and manage the difficult airway. 2. Indentify and manage the failed airway. 3. Understand the special case of the failed airway in obstetrics and pediatrics. 4. Perform an awake intubation in the predicted difficult airway. Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Sterling Healthcare and Airway Management Education Center. Sterling Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit: Sterling Healthcare designates this CME Activity for a maximum of 18.25 hours in Category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each Physician should claim only those hours of credit that (s)he actually spent in the educational activity.

Michael F. Murphy, MD Course Director

“All instructors were very skillful in teaching the course’s lectures. The practice sessions, hands-on station and code airway sessions were wonderful. It could not get any better. I would recommend that my partners take this course without hesitation.” Catherine W. Cheung, MD, Concord, NC

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: AANA code #25923, expiration date is 11/26/2005 for 18 Continuing Education Credits.

Three-Day Course Schedule:
7:30-11:30 OPTIONAL Fiberoptic Lung Separation Workshop: Pre-registration required, $150, 4 additional credit hours, limited to 15 pp BREAK Registration for The Difficult Airway Course – ANESTHESIA (light lunch provided) General Session: Lectures Standard of Care The Airway Algorithms Rescue Devices Difficult Airway in Obstetrical Patients BREAK Workshops Continue M & M in the OR Difficult Airway M & M Outside the OR Surgical Airway

7:00-7:30 Registration/Continental Breakfast Rotate Sessions Code Airway II Skills Practice Written Self-Evaluation Quiz Wrap Up

6:00-7:00 7:00-7:15 7:15-8:00 8:00-12:30

8:45-9:00 11:00-12:00


12:30-1:30 1:30-6:00

2:30-3:00 3:00-7:30

7:30-11:15 Registration/Continental Breakfast Live Human Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy Demonstration 11:15-11:45 Airway Anesthesia and Awake Intubation Skills Stations Flexible Fiberoptic Rigid Fiberoptic Rescue Devices Pediatrics LUNCH Code Airway I Fiberoptic Skills Development Alternative Laryngoscopic Techniques

“Excellent Course!! For the first time ever, I attended the entire course! Everyone kept my attention and interest. The content is extremely important in my anesthesia environment of office-based practice. I liked the course setup of relocating to various rooms to prevent monotony. Hands-on is an excellent learning mechanism and prevents boredom. I’ll highly recommend this course. The staff are experts in their fields. I will incorporate what I Learned into my practice.” Jessica Dowling, CRNA, Marion, CT

Michael F. Murphy, MD Course Director
Clinical Chief Anesthesiology Lincoln Medical Center Lincoln, NC Attending Physician Emergency Medicine Carolinas Medical Center Charlotte, NC Adjunct Associate Professor Emergency Medicine University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC
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David C. Abramson, MBChB, FFA(SA), FAAP Partner, North Texas Children’s Anesthesia Dallas, TX Jeffrey M. Berman, MD, FAAP Attending Anesthesiologist University of North Carolina Hospitals Professor of Anesthesiology University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC Idena Carroll-Perez, CRNA, M.S. Staff Nurse Anesthetist Anesthesia Clinical & Educational Services, P.A. Program Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program Our Lady of the Lake College, Baton Rouge, LA Lorraine J. Foley MD Staff Anesthesiologist Winchester Hospital Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia Tufts School of Medicine Boston, MA Eric A. Harris, MD, MBA Director of Alternate Site Anesthesia, Jackson Memorial Hospital Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Orlando Hung, MD, FRCPC Staff Neuroanesthesiologist Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre Professor, Departments of Anesthesia, Surgery and Pharmacology Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada Babu V. Koka, MD Chief of Perioperative Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology Children’s Hospital Boston Assistant Professor Harvard Medical School Boston, MA Gordon Launcelott, MD Associate Professor Anesthesiology Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada J. Adam Law, MD Associate Professor Anesthesiology and Surgery Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Robert W. Matthews, CRNA, MSNA Department of Anesthesia University of North Carolina Hospitals Chapel Hill, NC

Ian R. Morris BEng, MD, FRCPC Chief, Thoracic Anesthesia Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center Professor, Department of Anesthesia Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada Holly A. Muir, MD, FRCPC Chief, Women’s Anesthesia Duke University Medical Center Assistant Professor Anesthesiology Duke University Durham, NC Adeyemi (Yemi) J. Olufolabi MB.BS, DCH, FRCA Fellowship Director Division of Women's Anesthesia Department of Anesthesiology Duke University Medical Center Assistant Professor Duke University Durham, NC John A. Rivas Chief CRNA Veterans Administration Medical Center Miami, FL

Brian Ross, MD Professor, Department of Anesthesiology University of Washington Seattle, WA Alan Jay Schwartz, MD Director of Education & Program Director Pediatric Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA Robert J. Vissers, MD Medical Director Department of Emergency Medicine Legacy Emanuel Hospital Portland, OR Ron M. Walls, MD Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine Brigham and Women’s Hospital Associate Professor Harvard Medical School Boston, MA Richard D. Zane, MD Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine Medical Director Emergency Cardiac Neuro Unit; Brigham and Women's Hospital Assistant Professor Harvard Medical School Boston, MA

“This is singularly the best CME course I have been to in my 25 years in practice! I believe this should become the ACLS for Airway and a requirement for all anesthesia residents to graduate their training program. Thank you!!”
Jill A. Antoine, MD, Newton, MA

“Excellent Course. I highly recommend it to all anesthesiologists. Anesthesia residents should take this course before graduating. Excellent faculty.” Albert Chuang, MD, Bakersfield, CA

Hotel Information
Due to the intensive nature of the course and the early start times, we strongly recommend that attendees stay “on-site” at The Difficult Airway Course - Anesthesia’s designated host hotel.
* To receive a special discounted group rate, please tell the hotel reservations attendant that you are attending “The Difficult Airway Course Anesthesia.”

Chicago, IL

May 13-15, 2005 Boston, MA
Hyatt Harborside, Boston Logan International Airport Phone: 800-233-1234 or direct (617)-568-1234 Rate: $169 single/double
*Discounted rate cut-off April 21, 2005.

March 14-17, 2005 Oahu, Hawaii
Turtle Bay Resort Phone: 800-203-3650 or direct (808)-293-6000 Reserve online at Airway code 13103 Rate: $245 single/double
*Discounted rate cut-off Feb 21, 2005

October 21-23, 2005 Chicago, IL
Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile Phone: 800-228-9290 or direct (312)-836-0100 Rate: $199 single/double
*Discounted rate cut-off Sept 30, 2005.

April 15-17, 2005 Las Vegas, NV
Bally’s Las Vegas Phone: 800-634-3434 or direct (702)-967-4111 Rate: $153 single/double
*Discounted rate cut-off Mar 14, 2005

Nov 18-20, 2005 Atlanta, GA
Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Phone: 888-733-7666 or direct (770)-395-3900, ext 500 Rate: $144 single/double
*Discounted rate cut-off Oct 16, 2005

“Best professional education adjunct I’ve ever done. My confidence has increased greatly. Instructors, content were exceptional as well as staff, equipment and facility. I would recommend it without hesitation to colleagues.” Robert Coderre, CRNA,
Johns Island, SC

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Course Fee: $995
Course fee includes course manual and an Anesthesia Cart Card. Members of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), Sterling Healthcare, and Residents are eligible for a 20% discount.

Registration Information
Registration is limited. We recommend that you register early to secure a spot. There are four ways to register: Online Registration: Phone: Toll free in US and Canada 1-866-9AIRWAY (1-866-924-7929) or direct (503) 635-4871. Reservation office is open 9am-5pm PST. Fax: 404-795-0711 Mail: The Difficult Airway Course - Anesthesia 333 South State Street, Suite V-324, Lake Oswego, OR 97034 ________________________________________________________________

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“Outstanding! Time and money very well spent. Knowledgeable and entertaining faculty.”
Susan Cambria, CRNA, Orange, CT

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