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Thursday, November 1 • 8:00am - 9:00am
Tunnel Vision: Managing the Challenging Airway

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Advanced airway management is the pinnacle skill of the ALS provider.  It is an invasive procedure that requires skill, control, and significant knowledge of anatomy & physiology.  However, as paramedics, we are not very good at it.  Difficult airway scenarios present themselves to local EMS providers daily.  Many prehospital airways are considered “difficult” by hospital standards simply for the sub-optimal and emergent nature of the procedure.  Many failed airways are the result of poor planing and poor technique.  As prehospital incubators we become focused on passing plastic through the cords, when there is so much more to discuss to property manage these patients.  Come fight tunnel vision and break this procedure down into its microelements, advancing the skill by reinforcing the basics of airway management.

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Brad T. Garmon, BS, NRP, FP-C

Critical Care Flight Paramedic, Level 1 Trauma & Academic Medical Center - Virginia
Brad T Garmon, BS, NRP, FP-C, is currently employed by a Level 1 trauma and academic medical center in Central Virginia as a critical care flight paramedic with the hospital's aeromedical transport team.  Brad has 13 years of Fire/EMS experience, serving 8  years in Arlington, Virginia... Read More →

Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Room 104AB