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Is it Time to Rethink Failure

a nextgen learning space designed to elevate your airway practice


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Have you ever examined your psychological and emotional relationship to failure? Let’s start the conversation here.

Enhanced Digital Content

Use this learning space in two ways. As an online course, scroll down and enter the online learning space. Explore each section below, or use the navigation tool to go directly to the content you’re interested in. Then, use this enhanced digital content in one of our pop-up physical spaces for hands-on procedure training, skills challenges, and expert coaching.


IntroductionRapid ReviewIrrational Fear
Rewire Your BrainEarn PointsWhat’s Next

Rapid Review

One thing is certain: if a fear of failure keeps us from taking effective action, only then are we truly defeated. Cultivating a FEARLESS FONA MINDSET starts by rethinking our relationship to failure when it comes to the failed airway by overcoming our fear of it.

Is Fear Irrational?

there’s more to this famous speech

On March 4th, 1933, FDR uttered the immortal words, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” He wanted to lead the country out of the great depression, but to do that, he needed to name the enemy – ourselves. That nameless, unreasoning, and unjustified shape of fear paralyzes us and keeps us from turning failure into success. The remedy, FDR suggested, is to name our fear reason through it so that through this process, we understand the nature of our fears, seeing that perhaps we gave fear too much power over our ability to act. This is also a good place to start examining our fear of the failed airway so that we can learn to advance instead of remaining paralyzed by fear.

Euripides Greek Tragedy's Unsung Hero | Classical Wisdom Weekly

“Reason can wrestle and overthrow terror.” Euripides (Εὐριπίδης) c. 406 BC 

Can we reason through our fear of the failed airway? Euripides thought so. What are we so afraid of that a change in attitude, a little preparation, and some confidence in our training can’t overcome?

Rewire Your Brain

and thinkDIFFERENTLY about the failed airway

Finally, when it comes to our relationship with the failed airway we should remember that a failed airway does not signal defeat. It is only an opportunity to identify a problem and apply a reasonable solution. FONA. In this case the only thing we have to fear is not acting.

User Guide

Keep yourself on track and get credit for completion using this guide.

  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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