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Predicting Difficulty

A nextgen learning space designed to elevate your practice



So, how good are we at predicting a difficult airway? Find out here.

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.

More Evidence for Difficulty Predicting Difficulty

practically speaking

Even if we could use some of our prediction tools like LEMON they often do not translate well in settings outside of elective OR procedures where they were designed to be used.

850 intubations over 37 months. 838 patients underwent RSI. 3 failed intubations. 452 (53%) could not follow simple commands. 370 (44%) were C-spine immobilized. RESULTS = only 32% of ED patients could be assessed by LEMON criteria. Levitan, et al, Ann Emer Med, 2004.

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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