King Tube Course

A King tube is an intermediate airway that is used as a rescue airway for failed endotracheal intubation.  The King tube airway is an option for difficult airway management.  The King tube placement course uses advanced airway manikins to teach students how to place a King tube.  The King tube airway course also teaches students how to perform a King tube exchange for an endotracheal tube using a Bougie (Eschmann stylet).

Our King tube placement 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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King Tube Course

King Tube Placement Lab Photos

King Tube Video

King Tube Video

 King Tube Airway Course trains students in: 

  • Indications for King tube placement
  • Contraindications to supraglottic airway placement
  • Complications of King tube airways
  • Equipment for King tube placement
  • Proper positioning and technique for King tube placement
  • Options for Difficult Airway Management
  • Options for the Can't Ventilate Can't Intubate scenario
  • Options for intermediate airway placement
  • The technique for exchanging a King tube airway for an endotracheal tube
  • Coding for endotracheal intubation

King Tube Placement Photos

Rapid Sequence Intubation Reference Card

Rapid Sequence Intubation Reference Card

Rapid Sequence Intubation Reference Card

King Tube Placement 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.

Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures CME Courses Available

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  1. 12 month online access to Online CME course, procedure video bundle, instructional posters
  2. Indefinite online access to PDFs of all course lectures, course handouts, and HPC Adult Critical Care and Emergency Drug Reference Drug