Wednesday, October 29, 2014
8:00 – 4:00 pm
Course Director:
Richard Cooper MD Professor of Anesthesia, University of Toronto
Airway management in the critically ill patient is a high-risk endeavor. There is evidence that at least moderate difficulty is experienced with nearly three times the frequency and with much greater consequences compared with the management in the operating room. This 8-hr minisymposium will include both lecture and workshops, and is especially intended for Intensivists
without advanced airway expertise.
Identification the High-Risk Airway; Maximizing Pre-Oxygenation; Choosing Optimal Equipment; Managing High-Risk Extubation; Planning for Success (& Managing Failure); Videodocumentation (for Record-Keeping and Quality Improvement).
Hands-On Workshops
Direct Laryngoscopy; Video Laryngoscopy; Supraglottic Airways; Extubation and Reintubation of the Difficult Airway; Pediatric Airway; and, Emergent Invasive Airways.
The skill stations will include expert small group instruction employing manikins and porcine tracheas.
Fee: $500 (plus hst)
COURSE DIRECTOR: Dr Richard Cooper is Professor of Anesthesia at the University of Toronto. He is President of The Society for Airway Management and directs the Anesthesia Airway Fellowship at Toronto General Hospital. He is co-editor of “The Difficult Airway—An Atlas of Tools and Techniques for Clinical Management” (Springer 2013), author of multiple publications related to airway management, and has given multiple invited lectures on the subject throughout the world. Dr Cooper is the inventor of airway exchange catheters (Cook, CardioMed International).