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
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:
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.
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.