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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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Integrating Awake Intubation Into Your Practice

October 21, 2021 - October 1, 2022


This virtual course will demonstrate awake intubation methods in critically ill patients, highlighting important differences from a standard bronchoscopic procedure. Awake intubation is an important skill to manage patients with potential difficult airways based on airway exam or physiologic parameters. Learn the indications/contraindications, novel methods of preoxygenation/oxygenation during the procedure, and directed/topical airway anesthesia with localization of the appropriate nerves.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the situations that are optimal for an awake intubation or when it is contraindicated and be aware of new published guidelines.
  2. Explain the need for topical anesthesia for an awake intubation and which anatomical areas to focus on.
  3. Identify the adjuncts used to facilitate an awake intubation, namely an Ovassapian or Williams airway.
  4. Demonstrate when to abandon an awake intubation due to refractory or worsening hypoxemia, and place an extraglottic airway as a rescue device.

CHEST ID: 3054


October 21
October 1, 2022
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The CHEST 2021 schedule is subject to change.