Teach the Teacher Workshop: Awake Flexible Fiberoptic Intubation

Sponsored by the SAEM Airway Interest Group and Ambu 


Tuesday, May 14, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This workshop may be added to your SAEM19 registration!

Workshop attendees should be prepared to undergo topical anesthesia and to be scoped with the device by fellow attendees during the small group live procedural practice portion of the workshop. This course will cover the indications, contraindications, and complications for the use of flexible endoscopes in airway management. The didactic portion of this workshop will discuss patient selection for the procedure, patient preparation with topical anesthesia, pharmacology, flexible endoscope mechanics, and best practices for introducing the scope and passing the endotracheal tube. The hands-on portion of the session will include practice using the endoscope on mannequins to review the workings of the scope, followed by live procedural practice on workshop participants after a live demonstration by presenters.


Rebecca L. Kornas, MD - Denver Health Medical Center
Marc L. Martel, MD - Hennepin County Medical Center / University of Minnesota
Erik Nordquist, MD - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center–El Paso
Rob Reardon, MD - Hennepin County Medical Center
David Saloum, MD, MACM - Maimonides Medical Center


8:00 AM - 8:10 AM    Welcome/ Introductions

8:10 AM - 8:50 AM    Lecture/discussion on how to perform the procedure. Step by step set up, patient prep, how to topicalize the patient, etc. Pitfalls, tips, best practices ect. Will entertain questions.

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM    Break

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM    Dry lab portion. Practice on mannequins in order to get used to having the scope in hands and how to operate it.

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM    Live demonstration of fiberoptic intubation.

10:20 AM - 10:30 AM    Break

10:30 AM - 11:40 AM    Participants practice intubating each other.

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM    Questions, regroup and recap

Fiberoptic copy