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

Pre-hospital cardiac arrest patients do best with supraglottic airway or BVM ventilation

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

Cardiac arrest patients who were intubated had similar outcomes to those who had a supraglottic airway device (e.g., King tube) inserted in the pre-hospital setting.

Does Cricoid Pressure Prevent Aspiration During Endotracheal Intubation?

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

There has always been some controversy about the utility of applying cricoid pressure (aka Sellick Maneuver) during rapid sequence intubation for the purpose of preventing aspiration. Theoretically, applying pressure on the cricoid cartilage posteriorly should occlude the esophagus against the vertebrae and therefore prevent passive regurgitation of gastric contents into the oropharynx.

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  1. 12 month online access to Online CME course, procedure video bundle, instructional posters
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