Endotracheal Intubation Course

Endotracheal intubation uses direct laryngoscopy to place an endotracheal tube into the trachea.  The endotracheal intubation course uses advanced airway manikins to teach students how to position the head in the “sniffing position” for rapid sequence intubation.  The intubation course will train students how to perform bag valve mask (BVM) ventilation and in different techniques to manage a difficult airway:  using an intubating stylet (e.g., Eschmann stylet or Bougie) to guide the endotracheal tube; use of intermediate airways (e.g., laryngeal mask airway [LMA] placement or King tube placement); Glidescope intubations; fiberoptic intubations and awake intubations.  The endotracheal intubation course will also provide specialized techniques on how to intubate morbidly obese patients.

Our endotracheal intubation training is a component of our live Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures CME course which teaches clinicians how to perform the 20 most essential procedures needed to work in the ER, ICU, and hospital wards.

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Endotracheal Intubation Course

Endotracheal Intubation Lab Photos

Endotracheal Intubation Video

Endotracheal Intubation Video

 

Intubation Course trains students in:

 

  • Indications for endotracheal intubation
  • Contraindications to intubation
  • Complications of endotracheal intubation
  • Equipment for endotracheal intubation
  • Proper positioning and technique for endotracheal intubation
  • Options for difficult airway management
  • Awake intubations
  • Fiberoptic intubations
  • Rapid sequence intubations
  • Options for the Can't Ventilate Can't Intubate scenario
  • The use of an intubating stylet (i.e., Eschmann stylet or Bougie) to assist intubation
  • Coding for endotracheal intubation

Endotracheal Intubation Photos

Rapid Sequence Intubation Reference Card

Rapid Sequence Intubation Reference Card

Rapid Sequence Intubation Reference Card

Endotracheal Intubation Blogs

Predictors of and Pearls for Difficult Airway Management

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Patients may have anatomically difficult airways or physiologically difficult airways. Both anatomical and physiological factors can lead to peri-intubation complications.

Simulation Based Training Improves Airway Management Skills

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Simulation-based procedural training has been shown to improve procedural competence, safety, operator confidence and most importantly patient safety for every bedside procedure studied. Now, a new systematic review and meta-analysis confirms that simulation-based training in airway management improves procedural competence with direct laryngoscopy, endotracheal intubation, video laryngoscopy, laryngeal mask airway insertion, and King tube airway insertion.

Troubleshooting Difficult Intubations

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Have you ever been able to see the vocal cords during direct laryngoscopy but you weren’t able to pass the endotracheal tube cuff beyond the cords? This occurs not too infrequently during endotracheal intubation and I am going to share a trick for this.

Video laryngoscopy has a superior first pass success rate compared with direct laryngoscopy in the ICU

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Video laryngoscopy has a superior first pass success rate and lower rate of difficult intubations and esophageal intubations compared with direct laryngoscopy for ICU intubations.

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