The Difficult Airway Course: Anesthesia™

Boston, MA / April 26, 2019 - April 28, 2019

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Payment by credit card is required for on-line registration. If you need to pay by check or another method, please call 503-635-4761 and select option 2, to register and make payment arrangements.

For Nurse Anesthetists and Anesthesiologist Assistants

For Residents, Fellows, and SCP Health Medical Staff

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Hyatt Regency Boston

One Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, MA

Discounted Rate: $269

Hotel Discount Ends: April 3, 2019 or when the block of rooms is full

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Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you require accommodations, please contact Jen Gove at 860-679-9285 or three weeks before the start of the course.

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2020 Typical Course Schedule (final schedule distributed on-site)

Day 1

Lung Separation Workshop (optional/pre-registration required)

6:30-7:30 am

Optional Workshop Registration/Continental Breakfast

7:30-8:00 am

Introduction to Lung Separation

8:00-11:15 am

Left-sided DLT placement, confirmation and troubleshooting.
Right-sided DLT placement, confirmation and troubleshooting.
Placement of Bronchial Blockers

The Difficult Airway Course: Anesthesia

11:00 – 11:45 am


11:45 - 12:15 pm

Course Introduction: Welcome and Standard of Care

12:15 - 12:55 pm

Difficult Airway Decisions

12:55 - 1:15 pm

Airway Anatomy

1:15 - 1:30 pm

Live Self-Scope Demonstration

1:30 - 1:45 pm


1:45 - 2:45 pm

Difficult Airways & Awake Intubation

2:45 - 3:00 pm


3:00 - 6:00 pm


Emergency Awake Intubation

Non-Emergency Awake Intubation

Management of the Difficult Airway/Awake Intubation

Day 2

6:30 - 7:30 am


Cornerstone: Managing the Failed Airway

7:30-8:30 am

Definition & Failed Algorithms/Failed Intubation & Failed Oxygenation

8:30 - 8:45 am


8:45 am – 10:15 pm

Management of the Failed Airway
Surgical Management of the Failed Airway

Case Discussions:
Failed Intubation/Failed Oxygenation

10:15 - 10:30 am


10:30am - 12:00pm

Management of the Failed Airway
Surgical Management of the Failed Airway

Case Discussions:
Failed Intubation/Failed Oxygenation

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch (provided)

Skills Practice

1:00 - 1:15 pm


Cornerstone: Managing an Airway Crisis

1:15-2:15 pm

Crisis and Leadership Management Team

2:15 – 2:30 pm


2:30 – 5:00 pm

Code Airway™ Simulations

Day 3

Cornerstone: Endotracheal Tube Exchange & Extubation of the Difficult Airway

6:30-7:30 am

Registration/Continental Breakfast

7:30-8:30 am

Extubation and Airway Exchange Catheters

8:30-10:30 am

Case Discussions: Cases Using Airway Exchange Catheters
Workshop: Airway Exchange Catheters & Additional FOB

10:30-11:30 am

Interactive Exam Review and Final Wrap-up

Additional accreditation applications have been submitted.  Please check back or contact us at if you have questions.

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 SCP Health and Airway Management Education Center. SCP Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA CME Credit

SCP Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


An additional 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM will be awarded for the Lung Separation Workshop.


National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants (NCCAA) will accept CME credit for programs approved for continuing education credit by the American Medical Association (AMA), American Association of Physicians Assistants (AAPA), and Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

ANZCA CPD Accreditation

Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD program may claim these courses as a CICO emergency response activity in their CPD portfolio. Recognition Code: ER-19-CICO-134; Expiration Date June 30, 2022.