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The Anatomically Difficult Airway MasterClass

A nextgen learning space designed to elevate your airway practice

Bring up the anatomically difficult airway and people will talk about that epic case they had with the grossly distorted anatomy, and the fancy maneuvers they used to overcome them. But this is not the whole story. Before the heroics, there are some important misconceptions and myths surrounding the anatomically difficult airway that need to be cleared up to keep you and your patient out of danger.

To start we ask, what makes an airway anatomically “difficult” and how accurately can we predict when one will occur? And what happens if despite our best efforts we find ourselves unexpectedly confronted with one?

In this space we will teach you what to do before and after an anatomically difficult airway has been identified so that you can stay out of trouble and protect your patient from harm. Then we dive into all advanced laryngoscopy, fiberoptic, tube introducer, and FONA skills you will ever need to rescue any anatomically difficult airway scenario.

So if being able to master any anatomically difficult airway that comes along sounds good to you, then this is the learning space for you, and getting started is as easy as scrolling down. 👇

how to navigate this space

We design education programs that merge digital and physical space for an enhanced learning experience. Move seamlessly between our online masterclasses and our immersive in person installations and follow your own path.



Start by listening about the anatomically difficult airway and all of its key elements to help you plan your journey through this space


The Airway Assessment

No one likes surprises in airway management. Learn how to assess for difficulty even in time critical situations.


Tool to Help

We built this space to guide you through all the concepts and skills you need to successfully prepare with an anatomically difficult airway.


What’s the lesson here?

If we had the perfect early warning system to alert us about difficulty ahead we could always navigate around it. But how good is our navigation system? Let’s find out.


Failure happens. Failure to plan for failure should never happen

If we can’t always predict difficulty or failure then have a plan for what to do when it happens.


Getting It Right the First Time

Having a backup plan is critical, but there is also something to be said for getting it right the first time. We explain why here.


Time to be SAD

When thing get difficult during and intubation there is something you can reach for that is likely to get you out of trouble. Too bad we rarely think about using it…

the ANATOMICALLY difficult airway continued

Sure you could stop here, but why would you? Now that you’ve learned some of the critical knowledge, strategies, and cognitive tools related to the anatomically difficult airway, visit any of these learning spaces (online or in person) to expand your skillset for the management of the anatomically difficult airway. 👇

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