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CHEST 2021 sessions bring you the latest clinical recommendations based on research and evidence-based guidelines from the last year. Our 200+ live and on demand sessions highlight the most relevant, popular, and sometimes obscure topics in chest medicine.

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Airway Management in the Era of Severe Pneumonia

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm CDT


Approximately 10% of emergent intubations can result in a failed airway. Management of airways in the era of severe pneumonia is further complicated by challenging physiology and need for further protection of the care team from transmission. Rapid recognition and management of the failed airway is essential to patient survival. Management of the failed airway in patients with severe pneumonia includes proper team planning, equipment and technique selection, and crew-resource management. As with any airway in the critically ill, core goals include periprocedural oxygenation and hemodynamic stability. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. 1. Develop an understanding of how severe COVID-19 pneumonia with respiratory failure can affect decisions made during management of the airway.
  2. 2. Form a plan to APPROACH difficult airway management in COVID-19 patients.
  3. 3. Rapidly identify a failed airway and techniques to safely and successfully achieve a definitive airway.


CHEST ID: 3055


October 17
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm CDT
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