Sep 27 - Sep 28
Sat - Sun

Stanford Advanced Airway Management and Fiberoptic Course

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, Stanford, CA


Annual Stanford Advanced Airway Management and Fiberoptic Course

This intensive 2 day course will empower the airway providers with essential evidence-based medicine knowledge and solid technical skills, necessary to effectively manage anticipated and unanticipated difficult airway in the operating room, emergency department, intensive care unit, and in adult and pediatric patient populations.


Presented by Stanford Advanced Airway Management Program of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine. Over 15 years experience of teaching difficult airway management skills at Stanford, nationally and internationally. Learn from the experts who use and teach the advanced airway management devices and techniques on a daily basis.


• Ten state of the art difficult airway stations, including surgical airway access, neck ultrasound, extubation of the difficult airway, and immersive airway simulation training.

• Comprehensive, stand alone fiberoptic course on basic and advanced techniques of flexible fiberoptic intubation (see description, below).

• Eleven up to date, evidence-based lectures.

• Dynamic and engaging case presentations on managing challenging airways in diverse patient populations (morbid obesity, OSA, C-spine injury

and traumatized airway, advanced airway obstruc-tion, in ICU and pediatric patients, and others).

• Focused mini-workshop on fiberoptic evaluation of the lower airway anatomy and lung separation.


• Small learning groups, with 4-6:1 participant-to-instructor ratio.

• Detailed PowerPoint and video presentations at the stations.

• Ample time for each participant to practice and acquire new skills under the guidance of expert faculty.

• Round table discussions with faculty during lunch break.


• Introducers: Gum elastic bougie, Frova introducer

• Video laryngoscopes: Glidescope, CMac, McGrath, Airtraq, Airway Scope

• Light-guided intubation

• LMA-Classic, Unique, Flexible, and Excel

• AirQ and i-Gel airways

• LMA-ProSeal and LMA-Supreme

• Intubating LMA (LMA-Fastrach)

• Fiberoptic asisted airway exchange techniques

• Rigid fiberoptic intubation and fiberoptic stylets

• Fiberoptic evaluation of the lower airway

• Fiberoptic bronchoscope-assisted placement of double lumen tubes and bronchial blockers

• Retrograde intubation

• Emergency airway: Percutaneous, Surgical (pig tracheas), and Ultrasound-guided access to cricothyroid membrane, Transtracheal Jet Ventilation, Laryngeal tube, and Easy tube

• Airway exchange catheters and staged extubation

• Pediatric difficult airway

• Difficult airway simulation scenarios

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