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3.28.18 | Emergency Airway: Rescuing a Patient from an Adverse Anesthetic Event

Airway obstruction and resultant hypoxemia can lead to anoxic brain damage and death if not corrected. Although pre-anesthetic pre-oxygenation can extend this time window, the declining airway should be promptly corrected to avoid catastrophe. Although standard airway techniques progressing up to endotracheal intubation are successful in most situations, a surgical airway is needed in under 1 percent of airway crises. In these most challenging cases, the surgical airway should be performed promptly and correctly.

This 60-minute webinar will review the declining airway and enable participants to appreciate the benchmarks of decline, alternative airway support techniques, when to intercede surgically and what surgical airway technique(s) to employ.

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

1. Define non-interventional airway support procedures and techniques and their roles in the declining airway patient.
2. Determine when an airway crisis is irreversible and merits an interventional airway.
3. Differentiate between interventional airway options and proceed with a surgical airway in a timely fashion.

Registrants will be granted access to view the recording and claim CE credit for up to 30 days after the conclusion of the webinar. You will receive notification as soon as the recording is available, typically within three business days of the live webinar.

Cancellation Policy: Registrants will receive a full refund up until the day before the event. No refund will be given for cancellation on the day of the event.

CE Certificate: Each registration receives one CE certificate. 

Continuing Education Provider Approval
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.

ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 1 continuing education credits.

AGD - Accepted Program Provider
5/1/14 – 6/30/18
Provider ID# 214680

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.