American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: PS121
Title: Airway Management in the Intensive Care Unit
Date and Time of Session: Monday, October 23: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: Airway complications remain one of the most common and deadly errors made in the critical care setting. Ranging from common occurrences such as acute airway loss, to rare but lethal complications such as trachea-inominate fistula, a practical understanding of how the occurrence of these complications can be mitigated and emergently treated is essential for all intensivists. Non-emergent airway decisions such as the need for and timing of tracheostomy also remain an important part of the critical care surgeon’s domain. New airway adjuncts and techniques, as well as practical tips and tricks will be provided by experts in the field in a lively session designed to help the surgeon navigate these airway issues.
CME Credit Hours: 1.5
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
Cardiothoracic Surgery (CTS), Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OTO), Trauma / Critical Care (TRA)
Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates:
Patient safety
Credit to Address ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements:
Sponsored By:
Advisory Council for Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Committee on Trauma
Program Participants:
Daniel John Grabo, MD FACS
Dennis Harry Kraus, MD, FACS
Speaker Managing Acute Airway Loss in the Intensive Care Unit
Aaron M. Strumwasser, M.D., M.Sc.
Speaker The Difficult Airway
Niels Douglas Martin, , MD, FACS, FCCM
Speaker Tracheostomy: Indications, Patient Selection, Technique
Stephanie A. Savage, MD, MS, FACS
Speaker Complications of Airway Procedures and Surgery
Dennis Harry Kraus, MD, FACS
Speaker Questions and Discussion
Daniel John Grabo, MD FACS