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The Situationally Difficult Airway

nextgen learning designed to elevate your airway practice

In this space, take your airway skills to the next level by once again expanding your understanding of what makes an airway “difficult”. Learn from some of the world’s most skilled prehospital & retrieval experts, anesthesiology & emergency medicine faculty on how to face down commonly encountered difficult airway scenarios, and develop a strategies to overcome them. Then build a learned response to stress that will help you manage any airway successfully in any situation or any environment. Getting started is as easy as snapping a QR code next to any station in our physical spaces or scrolling down. 👇

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Map Your own Journey

New to PAC? We design education that merges digital and physical space for better learning. Listen here, then scroll down to learn how to move seamlessly between them to create your path to mastery.

How to succeed in any situation

The best physician led prehospital retrieval services have an ability to assess the scene, and own the space no matter the situation. We will introduce you to some of the valuable insights they bring to emergency airway management that can also be applied in the hospital setting.


Revolutionize your approach to massive airway contamination with Jim DuCanto and the SALAD Technique


The first law of airway is prioritize oxygenation, but does it apply during CPR?


Do feel nervous seeing a patient with a tracheostomy suddenly struggling to breath? We do to so we made this space to help.

050-the burn airway

Patients with inhalation injuries are some of the most complex and high risk situationally difficult airways out there. Learn how to manage them here.


Patients who arrive with a cervical collar in place who need airway management present a unique challenge. We show you how to do it safely.


Blood pouring into your visual field from the nose can really make things difficult. Here’s how to handle the situation.

080-agitated patient

Many in the process of dying have almost superhuman strength and will resist your efforts to save them. Learn what to do here.


Your patient with the fractured mandible needs a emergent airway but their jaw is wired shut and there are no wire cutters in sight! What will you do? We can show you.

100 the infrequent intubator

Learn a strategy that will help you be successful when you need to be.

080 The Stress Lab

is a unique training space within this installation. Here you can spend time with our stress coaches, practice proven stress inoculation skills, and then enter the lab and put these skills to the test. When you’re done we’ll give you your real-time bio-feedback from our wearables and have the opportunity to debrief with our stress experts.

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