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Management of the Upper Airway Inhalation Burn Injury

a nextgen learning space designed to elevate your airway practice

Patients with inhalation injury are some of the most complex and high risk difficult airways out there. When to intubate, how to decide, what you’ll experience upon entering the airway, what tools to use and the right way to prepare for failure are all topics we cover here. Getting started is a as easy as scrolling down.


Rapid Review

Real time too slow for you? Get this quick hit of clinical pearls to help you prepare to manage the inhalation injury to the upper airway and then dive in to the content below.


listen to the podcast

Spend 30 minutes getting a detailed overview of the upper airway inhalation burn scenario.


Preferred Techniques: VL+TI+Plan for FONA = protected airway

Watch this video to see demonstrations of are our recommended go to techniques based our experience for negotiating the anatomic challenges you will encounter.

What’s next

Want to dive deeper into some of the techniques demonstrated here? We’ve pulled together some of the relevant content on tube introducers, FONA readiness and the double set-up from some of the other PAC learning space for you to explore.

Tools & Techniques


how to get there

How are you going to implement that strategy. It’s time to talk tried and true tactics that make your strategy a reality when it counts.

next step – preloaded style

An efficient single operator technique. It also helps to keep that bougie from falling onto the floor right when you need it!

NExtGen Style

Learn how the next generation of tube introducers are changing the game in the age of VL with enhanced design.

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