Airway management and intubation are lifesaving interventions routinely performed by clinicians. Airway intubation requires a high level of skill, attention to detail and flawless performance. Video laryngoscopy provides anesthesia practitioners with a tool to reduce multiple attempts and minimize the potential for intubation-related injury. Learn more about the benefits of using video laryngoscopy in practice through the following CME-accredited online education module.
This activity is designed for Anesthesiologists, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Emergency Physicians, Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, and other extended healthcare providers who are at the forefront of assessing and caring for patients who require airway management.
Upon completion of this activity, participant should be able to:
- Define the difficult airway and list contributing factors
- Describe the frequency of unanticipated difficult airway incidence
- Describe the evidence that demonstrates a reduced rate of difficult and failed intubations through use of video laryngoscopy
- Discuss the advantages of video laryngoscopy being the primary method for intubation
- Describe examples where video laryngoscopy is more effective in laryngeal visualization compared to direct laryngoscopy
This activity is designed to address the following core and team competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Employ Evidenced-based Practice, and Interprofessional Collaboration.
Ciné-Med adheres to accreditation requirements regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of the planning committee and faculty's commercial relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations.
All Ciné-Med employees and subject matter experts in control of content have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Susan Thibeault, MS, CRNA, CLNC, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P
Nurse Development Specialist
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Non Endorsement Statement
Ciné-Med verifies that sound education principles have been demonstrated in the development of this educational offering as evidenced by the review of its objectives, teaching plan, faculty, and activity evaluation process. Ciné-Med does not endorse or support the actual opinions or material content as presented by the speaker(s) and/or sponsoring organization.
In support of improving patient care, Ciné-Med Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Ciné-Med designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity provides 0.75 contact hours for nurses.
All other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation.
Release: May 1, 2019
Expiration: May 1, 2021
This activity is being supported in part by an educational grant from Medtronic.