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Talk With Anesthesia
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
West Penn Hospital Maternity Unit Tour
Thursday, April 17th, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bariatric Surgery Informational Sessions
Monday, April 21st, 2014
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bariatric Surgery Informational Sessions
Monday, April 21st, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bariatric Surgery Informational Sessions @ WPH
Monday, April 21st, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Basic Airway Management Course

Department of Anesthesia Basic Airway Management Course

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This Basic Airway Management (BAM) Course is intended to provide the participant with the skills needed to identify and assist patients at risk for developing airway emergencies. Through the use of simulation as a teaching and learning tool, participants are instructed on basic airway anatomy, identification of developing airway emergencies, early detection of airway emergencies, and effective implementation of appropriate airway interventions.

Learning objectives

At the completion of this course, the participant will be able to do the following:

  • Develop a systematic approach of teamwork during clinical emergencies.
  • Identify basic airway compromise and implement appropriate treatment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of indications for basic airway management.
  • Demonstrate effective use of appropriate equipment needed to effectively manage a basic airway emergency.


The target audience is physicians and nurses who require basic airway management knowledge and skills, especially those from the departments of Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, and Radiology:

  • Residents
  • Fellows
  • Attending physicians
  • Registered nurses
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