Rural, single provider resuscitation that includes intubation is hard. It is resource intensive for a small hospital and carries the potential for catastrophic failure. Also, a rural doc and their nurses may not have the consistent exposure to airway crises to maintain the “muscle memory” that comes from repeated and frequent intubation. Finally, any assistance, in the form of an anesthetist or respiratory therapy, may not be close by.
To manage these critical variables an approach is needed that is simple, effective and more dependent on human factors then on technology and gadgets. In the Rural Airway Course, we have made every effort to streamline our respiratory management approach. Instead of extensive checklists, we provide you with intuitive, easy-to-follow cognitive schemas that “stick” in your brain even if you are not using these skills every day. We break down the process of intubation into a number of discrete micro skills that we practice over and over again until they become second nature. You will master direct laryngoscopy, video laryngoscopy using a Glidescope and a rapid 3-step approach to a surgical airway. Once you have become proficient with these skills, we test them further in our high fidelity simulation lab so you can employ your skills in the most realistic way possible.
Welcome to the Rural Airway Course!
Accredited by the Canadian College of Family Physicians for 6.5 registered credits.