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Airway In Cardiac Arrest Faculty Guidebook

A detailed guide for faculty on the learning objectives & goals

Hello team!!

The airway management in cardiac arrest learning space is part of the Situationally Difficult Airway series at PAC and is focused on helping clinicians at all levels to improve their comfort level the details of airway care during a cardiac arrest. While this space is most valuable for novice and intermediate learners and is foundational, like all PAC spaces is also designed to be a great refresher for more experienced clinicians and cover practice changing evidence and expert level skills the average clinician may not be familiar with. As faculty, the program gives you the ability to customize the learning based on the learner during your one on one sessions.

Learning objectives

  • Core concepts of airway management during cardiac arrest
  • Placement of a SAD during arrest
  • Intubation during cardiac arrest
  • Use of ETCO2
  • BVM skills during arrest
Teaching Plan

IMPORTANT! Before the day of the event, we ask that all faculty become familiar with all the content on the website using the link here. This will just be review for most of you, but we ask that you be familiar with what learners will be interacting with through the posters before they visit you, so that you know how we are currently teaching online. As always, please feel free to be yourself and teach what you know. Below is quick explanation of the space and the plan for the day.


Self-directed component

  • Learners should explore some of the posters and listen to or watch the digital content provided in the space first before just jumping in with faculty.
  • There will be stations where learners can just pick up equipment or do things and problem solve on their own.


Expert coaching Component

  • Along with the posters and the self-directed component there will be the expert faculty coaches (that’s you) available throughout the day.
  • If learners are lost you can help guide them through the space as they practice. Please encourage them to hit the posters and the self-guided content first!
  • When they are ready it is time for them to get your expert coaching!!
  • We will set up an in situ stretcher with a mannequin, a LUCAS device, and all the equipment to simulate a real patient who needs airway management during cardiac arrest.
  • Learners can work with you and the coaching team on any or all of the learning objectives. Let them focus on what they need to learn and use their level of experience to guide your teaching.


SIM Challenge

Once they are done spending time with you, they are ready for the SIMULATION that is running in parallel with this space is available for them, so they can work together and use all the skills you have helped them learn. You may see learners coming back for a little follow up with you, focusing on areas where they still need practice based on the debrief after the SIM. Learners are encouraged to take as much time as they need and come back as many times as they want to topic.



Finally, please have a great time. This format is meant to be relaxed and friendly and personal. Let learners choose their path, be there as a guide and as a mentor. We are working on fine tuning these spaces and their flow and so feel free to adjust as necessary. Also please let us know during the day if there are problems or you need the support team to work on a specific issue you need corrected to better teach.

We look forward to having you with us and for being an amazing educator. 😊

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