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Deep Dive into Difficult Airway Management

In this video, Dan Bunker—DNAP, MSNA, CRNA—thoroughly covers critical components of advanced airway management to help improve your patient care, including:

  • Reviewing airway anatomy, specifically the view of the vocal cords and other airway cartilage when performing direct tracheal laryngoscopy (DLT)
  • Discussing BVM ventilation and benefits of oral pharyngeal (OPA) and nasopharyngeal airways (NPA)
  • Listing different laryngeal mask airways (LMAs) and their pros/cons
  • Reviewing endotracheal intubation–indications, complications, procedure, and extubation
  • Discussing oral versus nasal airways as well as equipment, drugs, steps, and confirmation techniques
  • Reviewing apneic oxygenation
  • Discussing commonly used video laryngoscopy devices
  • Covering the difficult airway algorithm


About the Presenter

Dan has worked in the healthcare industry for nearly 30 years. He worked as a registered nurse in the coronary care ICU for 7 years and was a flight nurse with Intermountain’s Life Flight for nearly 10 years. He has been a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) for 11 years, working in the hospital setting as well as maintaining his own private practice. In addition, he is a professor in the nurse anesthesia program at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has served in various leadership roles within the Utah Association of Nurse Anesthetists (UANA) and is currently the president-elect.

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