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Product Description

Airway Manager: Emergency on NEJM Knowledge+ enables you to earn CME credits when it is convenient for you! This adaptive learning platform combines the gold-standard in airway management content and the most efficient and effective way to master and retain knowledge. The Airway Manager: Emergency™ program brings the world-class education you expect from The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency™ direct to you – on your laptop, phone or tablet.

Designed for emergency physicians and beneficial for all members of the Emergency Department team, modules cover topics from the decision to intubate to post intubation mechanical ventilation. See below for a full list of available and planned modules.

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Program Name
CME Credits
Release Date
Principles of Airway Management
The Decision to Intubate
Identification of the Difficult and Failed Airway
The Emergency Airway Algorithms
The Universal, Main, and Crash Airway Algorithms
The Difficult and Failed Airway Algorithms
Anatomy and Physiology
Pulmonary Physiology and Airway Anatomy
Emergency Preoxygenation
Rapid Sequence Intubation
The 7Ps of RSI
RSI Pharmacology I: Sedative Induction Agents
RSI Pharmacology II: NMBA

* The maximum number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
** Module Release Dates subject to change.

Activity Overview

Intended Audience

The Airway Manager: Emergency™ program is intended for healthcare providers who manage airways in the emergency department setting; including Emergency Physicians and other physicians who work in the Emergency Department, Physician Assistants, Paramedics, Flight Nurses and Respiratory Therapists.

Medium Used

The Airway Manager: Emergency™ program is an adaptive self-assessment tool designed to adjust to the learner’s strengths and areas for growth.  It can be accessed from a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learners select a module and are presented with a sequence of questions. After each question is answered, the user is provided with the key learning point, detailed feedback that discusses the correct answer, as well as each of the wrong answers, and citations to relevant articles.

Learning Objectives
  • List the indications for airway management
  • Recognize airway difficulty
  • Apply the airway algorithms to manage patient scenarios
  • Identify how to maximize patient safety during airway management
  • Understand airway pharmacology
  • Identify indications and performance characteristics for common airway devices
  • Construct safe rescue plans when faced with a failed airway
  • Understand factors that impact a patient’s oxygenation status and adequacy of ventilation
  • Understand factors that increase a patient’s work of breathing
  • Identify relevant airway anatomy
  • Know the innervation of the upper airway
  • Know how to perform best-technique preoxygenation for emergency airway management
  • Understand how shunt physiology and dead space can affect preoxygenation and ventilation
  • Understand the role of flush rate oxygen and apneic oxygenation in patient safety during emergency airway management.
Method of Participation

All questions are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and MOC points.  You must answer questions correctly to receive CME credit and MOC points.

Six questions answered correctly are designated for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Six questions answered correctly equal 1 MOC point.

Estimated Time to Complete Educational Activity

One hour for every 6 questions answered correctly.


Each module includes citations and references.

Accreditation and Credit Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and Airway Management Education Center. The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Accreditation Term
Module Original Release Date Review Date Termination Date
Decision to Intubate February 2019 January 2021
Identification of the Difficult and Failed Airway February 2019 January 2021
The Universal, Main and Crash Airway Algorithms May 2019 April 2021
The Difficult and Failed Airway Algorithms May 2019 April 2021
Pulmonary Physiology and Airway Anatomy September 2019 August 2021
Emergency Preoxygenation September 2019 August 2021
AMA Credit Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 54.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates each enduring material for the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed below. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Decision to Intubate: 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Identification of the Difficult and Failed Airway: 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The Universal, Main, and Crash Airway Algorithms: 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The Difficult and Failed Airway Algorithms: 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Pulmonary Physiology and Airway Anatomy: 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Emergency Preoxygenation: 8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™



ABIM MOC Points Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 54.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

The following completion information will be transmitted to the ACCME and the ABIM on behalf of the participant by Airway Management Education Center: ABIM ID (six-digit number), First Name, Last Name, Partial Date of Birth (mm/dd), Activity Completion Date, MOC Points and MOC Credit Type(s).  If you wish this information to be transmitted to the ACCME and ABIM, please enter your ABIM ID and Partial Date of Birth where indicated.

AAPA Accreditation Statement

PAs may claim a maximum of 54.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.


As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Massachusetts Medical Society must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its educational activities.


Activity planners, committee members, faculty (including their spouse or partner) and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests related to the subject matter of the educational activity so that the MMS may identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to the activity.


The following reviewers have disclosed the following relevant financial relationships with an ACCME-defined commercial interest.

Individual Disclosures

John C. Sakles, MD

  • Verathon: Consulting Fees

Robert Luten, MD

  • Color coded Broselow products: Royalty

Jarrod Mosier, MD

  • Vyaire Medical Inc.: Consulting Fees

None of the other individuals in a position to control the content of the activity have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to report.

Disclosure of Commercial Support

No commercial support was received for this activity

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The following information, provided to ACCME by the provider, is considered public information, and may be released by ABIM and/or ACCME.

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  • Activity Type
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