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.
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.
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.
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.