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Optimize for First Pass Success

A nextgen learning spaced designed to elevate your airway practice


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First Pass Success or FPS is often cited as a metric for high quality intubation for a reason. As the number of attempts goes up so does the number of adverse events.

This is why making your first attempt a good one by optimizing your intubating conditions is so important.

The Digital Learning Space

Enhanced Online Content

Scroll down and enter. Explore each section below, or use the navigation tool here to go directly to the content you’re interested in. Then, in the physical space look for the guided practice icons for hands-on procedure and skills training.

Rapid Review

5 things you can do right now to improve your FPS

Real time too slow for you? Suck down this quick hit of knowledge in under 60 seconds before diving deeper into the topic below.

The Evidence

Adverse events with increasing attempts at intubation

The more you try the worse things get is the take home message here. Take a look a this study and you’ll understand why getting it right the first time matters.

the publication

The Importance of First Pass Success When Performing Orotracheal Intubation in the Emergency Department – John C. Sakles, MD, Stephen Chiu, MD, Jarrod Mosier, MD, Corrine Walker, MD, and Uwe Stolz, PhD, MPH

User Guide

Open this to help guide you through the space and earn credit toward completion.

  1. Open the guide to a tab on your browser.
  2. Visit each poster & review the content.
  3. Complete any challenges to earn points.

What’s Next


Congratulations! You’ve completed this section of the learning space. Collect all the available points before moving on to the next poster to explore all the interactive and hands-on learning opportunities. 

Online Only

If you can’t be with us in person, you can still use this enhanced digital content as an online course. Visit the digital home page of this learning space by using the link below. Otherwise, head to the next poster above to continue through the physical learning space.

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