ICU Difficult Airway Simulation

Publication ID Published Volume
8091 July 26, 2010 6

Abstract

This simulation prepares learners to assess, prepare for and secure the ICU airway, review and practice using the ASA Difficult Airway Algorithm and review the steps necessary to perform a cricothyroidotomy. This simulation is designed to review and strengthen resident airway skills prior to managing potentially difficult airways independantly. Unique aspects of the ICU airway and strategies for management are highlighted and discussed. The simulation offers an opportunity to review and practice using the ASA Difficult Airway Algorithm and reviews the cricothyroidotomy procedure.

Citation

Murray A, Konia M. ICU difficult airway simulation. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2010;6:8091. http://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.8091

Educational Objectives

This simulation is designed to review and strengthen resident airway skills prior to managing potentially difficult airways independently. Unique aspects of the ICU airway and strategies for management are highlighted and discussed. The simulation offers an opportunity to review and practice using the ASA Difficult Airway Algorithm and reviews the cricothyroidotomy procedure.

Keywords

  • Difficult Airway, ICU, Cricothyroidotomy, Airway Resistance

Prior Scholarly Dissemination

References

  1. Miller's Anesthesia, Ch.42, Airway Management
  2. Practice Guidelines for Management of the Difficult Airway, Anesthesiology 2003, 1269-77. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00000542-200305000-00032 
  3. Reynolds et al. Airway Management of the Critically Ill Patient: Rapid Sequence Intubation. Chest 2005; 127: 1397-1412. http://dx.doi.org/10.1378/chest.127.4.1397 

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