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Difficult Airway Management

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  • List Price: $3,239.00

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About this course

Confidently manage airways in patients who are critically ill after attending this interactive, hands-on course. Expert faculty will train you on how to solve airway problems and apply algorithms to airway scenarios. As you learn a standardized approach to preparation, you’ll discover how to maximize procedural success and patient safety. Apply your advanced skills with direct laryngoscopy and video laryngoscopes to your practice as you care for patients with difficult airways.

What you'll learn

Airway management for patients who are critically ill using evidence-based methods and crew resource management concepts

Systemic approaches to patient, equipment, and drug preparation before intubation

How to perform a direct laryngoscopy in a clinical environment

Use of video laryngoscopes, extraglottic devices, and cricothyrotomy in difficult or failed airways

Who should attend

Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonology

Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Respiratory Therapists, Fellows

All experience levels

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Study with the experts. Pass your exam.

Course content follows the ABIM critical care medicine blueprint for the 10-year Maintenance of Certification exam and the LKA.

Cardiovascular Disorders: 17.5%


Critical Care Ultrasound Scanning: 2%


Gastrointestinal Disorders: 5%


Hematologic and Oncologic Disorders: 5.5%


Infectious Disease: 12%


Neurologic Disorders: 9.5%


Pharmacology and Toxicology: 4.5%


Pulmonary Disease: 20%


Renal, Endocrine, and Metabolic Disorders: 15%


Research, Administration, and Ethics: 2%


Surgery, Trauma, and Transplantation: 7%


Why trust CHEST?

Expect personalized instruction from nationally renowned experts with low learner-to-teacher ratios when you attend a CHEST course in person. Our internationally recognized education program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education with commendation, placing us in the highest tier of continuing medical education providers. Courses are held at our Innovation, Simulation, and Training Center, a state-of-the-art facility proven for delivering hands-on, clinical education experiences.

Eleanor M. Summerhill, MD, FCCP, Chair 

Visiting Associate Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Beth Israel Hospital and Medical Center 

Burlington, MA 

Kevin Doerschug, MD, MS, FCCP, Chair 

Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine
Medical Director, Medical ICU
University of Iowa Health Care 

Iowa City, IA 

Kevin Felner, MD, FCCP, Faculty

Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
VA New York Harbor Healthcare

New York, NY 

Jonathan Mendelson, MD, FCCP, Faculty

Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
Attending Physician, Critical Care Services, St. Vincent's Medical Center/Hartford HealthCare 

Bridgeport, CT 

John P. Gaillard, MD, FCCP, Faculty

Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology, Section on Critical Care
Department of Emergency Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine, Section on Allergy, Immunology, Pulmonology, and Critical Care
Wake Forest University School of Medicine 

Winston Salem, NC

Health and safety information | Attendees are expected to comply with all health and safety requirements in effect at the time of this CHEST event. CHEST reserves the right to adjust requirements and will notify attendees as applicable. Attendees are responsible for checking for updates issued by the state, city, venue, or CHEST before traveling to the location.

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Physician, nonphysician doctoral, or industry representative

Early bird rate – through February 15

$2,809 Member

$3,139 Nonmember

Regular rate – February 16 or later

$2,909 Member

$3,239 Nonmember

Nonphysician clinician or in-training

Early bird rate – through February 15

$2,379 Member

$2,489 Nonmember

Regular rate – February 16 or later

$2,479 Member

$2,589 Nonmember

Your tuition fee includes attendance at all course sessions and electronic access to course materials. (Printed materials or flash drives will not be provided.) Lunch and refreshments during breaks will be provided. Breakfast is available at CHEST-affiliated hotels.

Cancellation Policy

Tuition refund requests for this course must be received in writing by 4 weeks prior to the course start date for a full refund, less a $100 processing fee. Refunds will not be given after 4 weeks prior to the course start date. If you choose "Become a Member" when you register, only your course registration can be cancelled. No refunds will be given for membership.

CHEST reserves the right to cancel this course no later than 4 weeks prior to the start date. If a cancellation is necessary, your registration fee will be refunded, but CHEST is not responsible for other costs of attendance, such as travel. 

To register by phone, contact our Help Team: +1 (800) 343-2227 or +1 (224) 521-9800

Day 1: 7:30 am – 3:15 pm CT
Day 2: 8 am – 3:30 pm CT
Day 3: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm CT

Hands-on Workshops

  • Biomechanics of Intubation: Video Feedback of Technique 
  • Essential Skills: Direct Laryngoscopy, Bag-Valve-Mask, Bougie
  • Extraglottic Ventilation and Rescue Tools
  • VideoLaryngoscopy and Other Advanced Airway Tools
  • Fiberoptic Intubation Techniques
  • Limited Mouth Opening
  • Portable Videoscopes
  • Cricothyrotomy
  • High-Fidelity Simulations: A Teamwork Approach, Crew Resource Management, Difficulty Levels 2-5, Failed Airway and Rescue

Live Interactive Discussions 

  • Algorithms/Pharmacology

  • How Do You Do It?

  • Taking the Checklist Home

Online Modules 

  • Intro to VL Part 1

  • Intro to VL Part 2

  • Opportunities for Improvement 

Online Procedural Videos 

  • Awake Intubation  

  • Bag-Valve-Mask  

  • Crew Resource Management  

  • Cricothyrotomy  

  • Direct Laryngoscopy  

  • Extraglottic Airway  

  • Tracheostomy Management  

  • Video Laryngoscopy  


Staybridge Suites Chicago - Glenview

2600 Lehigh Ave
Glenview, IL 60026

+1 (847) 657-0002
If reserving via phone: Please reference corporate number 786818263.

  • $112.99/night plus tax for a studio suite
  • $129.99/night plus tax for a one-bedroom suite

Rate includes Wi-Fi in the guest room and grab-and-go breakfast. This hotel is within walking distance of CHEST HQ, and shuttle service will also be available. 

Deadlines: There is not a deadline to make a reservation, but the rate is based on availability at the time of booking. Cancellations must be made by 6 pm CT a day prior to arrival to avoid a 1-night room and tax charge

Sheraton Chicago Northbrook

1110 Willow Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062

+1 (847) 480-1900
If reserving via phone: Request the corporate rate for the American College of Chest Physicians.

  • $109/night plus tax for rooms booked between January and May
  • $129/night plus tax for rooms booked between June and October
  • $109/night plus tax for rooms booked between November and December

The rate includes a traditional room with breakfast, guest room Wi-Fi, and transportation between the hotel and CHEST HQ. 

Deadlines: There is not a deadline to make a reservation, but the rate is based on availability at the time of booking. Cancellations must be made by 11:59 pm CT 2 days prior to arrival to avoid a 1-night room and tax charge.  


CHEST course attendees can secure discounted flights from United and Delta. Chicago-O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is recommended over Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), as O’Hare is closer to CHEST HQ. 


+1 (800) 426-1122 
Use Offer Code ZP86758781 when booking.  
*Discounts are not offered on Basic Economy fares. 


+1 (800) 328-1111 (phone service available Monday – Friday, 8 am – 6:30 pm ET) 
Use Offer Code NM3EV when booking.  
*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via the 800 number.  

Ground Transportation

Please be sure to select a suburban taxi, not a city taxi, to avoid higher fares. Transportation can be booked at one of the airport kiosks, although we recommend prebooking your taxi prior to arrival. The hotels are located approximately 13 miles from Chicago-O’Hare International Airport and 35 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport. Please note that estimated travel times can increase significantly during rush hours.

Recommended airport: O'Hare
Estimated travel time: 25 minutes
Approximate taxi fare: $27-$32/one way

Alternate airport: Midway
Estimated travel time: 50 minutes
Approximate taxi fare: $57/one way

Ground transportation options
American Taxi
Automated: +1 (800) 244-1177
Operator: +1 (847) 673-1000

303 Taxi
+1 (847) 303-0303

For support opportunities, please contact Josh Coe for more information.