Airway management and intubation are lifesaving interventions routinely performed by clinicians. Airway intubation requires a high level of skill, attention to detail and flawless performance. Video laryngoscopy provides anesthesia practitioners with a tool to reduce multiple attempts and minimize the potential for intubation-related injury. Learn more about the benefits of using video laryngoscopy in practice through the following CME-accredited online education module.
This activity is designed for Anesthesiologists, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Emergency Physicians, Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, and other extended healthcare providers who are at the forefront of assessing and caring for patients who require airway management.
Upon completion of this activity, participant should be able to:
Define the difficult airway and list contributing factors
Describe the frequency of unanticipated difficult airway incidence
Describe the evidence that demonstrates a reduced rate of difficult and failed intubations through use of video laryngoscopy
Discuss the advantages of video laryngoscopy being the primary method for intubation
Describe examples where video laryngoscopy is more effective in laryngeal visualization compared to direct laryngoscopy
This activity is designed to address the following core and team competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Employ Evidenced-based Practice, and Interprofessional Collaboration.
In support of improving patient care, Ciné-Med Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Ciné-Med designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity provides 0.75 contact hours for nurses.
All other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation.
Expiration: May 1, 2021
Commercial Support: This activity is being supported in part by an educational grant from Medtronic. This course is free of charge and is accredited counts for 0.75 credit hours.
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