AANA Journal Course No. 36, Part 6: The Other Side of the Difficult Airway: A Disciplined, Evidence-based Approach to Emergence and Extubation

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Quick Overview

Associate Member (Student) Price: $21.00

Members Price: $35.00

1.0 Class A Credit
Course Expiration Date: 12/21/2020


Overview of Course:

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to use evidence-based principles to accomplish the tracheal extubation of patients with a known difficult airway.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:


1. Describe the steps in the progression toward ex­tubation of a patient with or without a difficult airway.

2. Discuss the criteria employed to determine patients who may be at risk of extubation-related complica­tions.

3. Identify perioperative factors that may alter the airway of a patient following induction of general anesthesia and intubation.

4. Discuss the Bailey maneuver.

5. Identify concerns surrounding placement and use of an airway exchange catheter.

Important Information:

The course post-test will not launch until you have reviewed the PDF article.   The passing score of at least 80% is required for the exam in this course.  The participant will have only 1 opportunity to successfully complete the course post-test which is 10 random questions pulled from the test pool of questions.  If the participant fails the post test, they will not receive CE credits for this course.

Accreditation Statements

The course has been prior approved by the AANA for 1 Class A CE credit; AANA Code number 1034287; Course Expiration Date 2/21/2020.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  

Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #10862.