Airway Management

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As of November 1st, all attendees at in-person attendance, and clinical courses at the University of Alberta must provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to the course date. Please ensure that you / your staff are able to comply with this requirement prior to registering for our course. You will be required to display your proof of vaccination and ID prior to attendance and access at the course facility. Participants unable to provide documentation of vaccination will need to postpone their registration to a later date.

Please note in person session will be either an AM (8-12) or PM (1-5) session. Sessions will be assigned based on prefernce, popularity and current restrictions.\

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Course Outline

Emergency Airway Prep Program (Online)

  • Emergency Airway Prep Program
  • Practice Guidlines
  • Basic physiology of oxygenation and ventilation
  • Pre-sedation airway assesment
  • Monitoring during procedural sedation
  • Maintaining airway patency
  • Oxygenation strategies
  • Ventilation strategies
  • Airway adjuncts
  • Extraglottic airway devices (EGD)
  • Infraglottic airway devices
  • Preparation for procedural sedation

4 CE

Clinical Competency (Hands-On)

The course offers the opportunity to practice airway management on high fidelity simulators. Each participant will have a morning or afternoon to run through simulations and improve their confidence level and skill set with respect to Airway Management. Particular emphasis is placed on patient monitoring and airway management and will:

  • Distinguish sedation levels and general anesthesia in terms of clinical characteristics and influence on respiratory and cardiovascular function
  • Describe essential features of preoperative assessment for patients undergoing dental treatment under sedation or general anesthesia
  • Describe and demonstrate principles of patient monitoring distinguishing requirements for moderate sedation versus deep sedation/general anesthesia
  • Describe and demonstrate proper airway maintenance during sedation and general anesthesia
  • Describe and demonstrate the proper use of devices for oxygenation and ventilation
  • Describe the pathogenesis, recognition and appropriate management of possible complications associated with moderate sedation, including essential pharmacology of emergency drugs that may be required


8 Total CE