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2021 Interdisciplinary Airway Management (On-Demand)

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Step Status
Educational Materials
Release Date: Sat, 1/1/22
Termination Date: Fri, 5/31/24
Credits: 3.5

Educational Planner
Samuel Schechtman, MD
Benjamin Cloyd, MD
Douglas Colquhoun, MB ChB
Dane R Grenda, DO
Eleanor LaHart, MD
Sean Maxwell, MD
Laurel E Moore, MD
Elizabeth M Putnam, MD
Lauryn Rochlen, MD
Andrew Rosko, MD
Samuel Schechtman, MD
Nirav Shah, MD

Activity Coordinator
Rachel Corwin

There are no relevant financial relationships to disclose for this activity.

Educational Objectives:

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the approach to careful airway risk assessment and management planning
  2. Appreciate the considerations in airway management in specific patient populations and effectively employ techniques
  3. Define and utilize approaches to optimize oxygenation in difficult airway management
  4. Understand and use surgical and emergent front of neck access techniques for management of the Cannot Intubate and Cannot Oxygenate Scenario
  5. Appreciate considerations of airway management amidst COVID-19
Target Audience:

This activity is appropriate for: House Officers, Medical Students, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Other Healthcare Professionals, Physician Assistants, Physicians, Technicians

In the fields of: Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Other Healthcare Professions, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Surgery, Trauma Surgery.

Accreditation and Credit Designation:

AMA PRA Category 1
The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology's redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™(MOCA®)program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

Original Release Date: June 2021
Termination Date: May 2024

Additional Info:

Bibliographic Resources

  1. Kheterpal S, Healy D, Aziz MF, et al; Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group (MPOG) Perioperative Clinical Research Committee. Incidence, predictors, and outcome of difficult mask ventilation combined with difficult laryngoscopy: a report from the multicenter perioperative outcomes group. Anesthesiology. 2013;119:1360–1369.
  2. Apfelbaum JL, Hagberg CA, Caplan RA, et al; American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Management of the Difficult Airway. Practice guidelines for management of the difficult airway: an updated report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Management of the Difficult Airway. Anesthesiology. 2013;118:251–270.
  3. Frerk C, Mitchell VS, McNarry AF, et al; Difficult Airway Society Intubation Guidelines Working Group. Difficult Airway Society 2015 guidelines for management of unanticipated difficult intubation in adults. Br J Anaesth. 2015;115:827–848.

Credits available:

ABA MOC Part II: 3.50
AMA PRA Category 1: 3.50
Participation: 3.50