• Fact Sheet
  • May 30, 2019

Management of the Difficult Airway Neonate PLS Course Detail

This course discusses the anatomical characteristics and conditions that can result in a difficult or failed airway and introduces learners to appropriate advanced airway adjuncts.

  1. Define and differentiate the difficult and the failed airway.
  2. Outline normal pediatric airway characteristics, as well as congenital and acquired conditions, that predispose a child to potential difficulty in airway management.
  3. Recognize assessment parameters indicative of potential difficulty in airway management (i.e., oxygenation, ventilation).
  4. Outline strategies to successfully oxygenate and ventilate the patient with a difficult or failed airway.

Key Features
  1. Application-based case scenario throughout course
  2. Engaging images and learner interactions
  3. Assessment mnemonic
  4. Patient footage showing use of video laryngoscopy

Quick Facts
  1. Released October 19, 2016.
  2. Approved for 0.6 CNE contact hours.
  3. Approved for 1.0 CRCE contact hours.
  4. Appropriate for clinicians working in the ED, PICU and wherever a child with a difficult or failed airway may present. 
  5. Part of our PICU Advanced library.

Additional airway courses offered by Pediatric Learning Solutions include: 
  1. Case Studies in Repiratory Illnesses
  2. Lower Airway Diseases
  3. Pediatric Assessment: The Respiratory System
  4. Mechanical Ventilation: Introduction to Pediatric Practices
  5. Respiratory Inhalation Medications
  6. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  7. Basic Principles of Oxygen Therapy, Specialty Gases and Noninvasive Ventilation

Children's Hospital Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NOTE: This course is only available to staff at PLS Participating Hospitals through their Learning Management Systems. If you are interested, please check with your organization’s learning staff or contact Patty Kohn to learn more.