The Case forRoutine Video-laryngoscopy
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An adequate airway management plan is essential for patient safety. Recently, new tools have been developed as alternatives to direct laryngoscopy and intubation. These new tools need to be evaluated in terms of efficacy and the cost-effectiveness. One of these new devices, video-laryngoscopy has enjoyed a rapid increase in popularity and is now considered by many as the first-line technique in airway management which may have significant impact on patient safety.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
Discuss the history and applications of laryngoscopy
Describe the mechanism and use video-laryngoscopy as the new state of the art
Discuss whether video-laryngoscopy can be used routinely
Continuing Education for Physicians, Nurses, and Respiratory Therapists
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of SynAptiv and Saxe Healthcare Communications. SynAptiv is accredited by ACCME for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care. This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider Saxe Healthcare Communications approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032.
This continuing education program is sponsored by Covidien LP, a subsidiary of Medtronic, and is an provider approved by
the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education