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About Terren Trott, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
1 09, 2017

IDEA Series: Video Review as an Experiential Model for Difficult Airway Education


The Problem

Idea Series LogoDifficult airways, including those that are edematous, burned, soiled, or traumatic, pose one of the greatest procedural challenges for emergency physicians. Furthermore, unanticipated difficult airways represent 5-15% of intubations in the ED. Emergency medicine residents gain experience with difficult airways largely through hands-on practice while caring for critically ill patients. The relatively low frequency of complex intubations, however, necessitates an educational model that extends beyond the ED and can be shared with multiple learners.