Pharmacology of Emergency Airway Management (part 1)

Welcome to the third course of ALiEM CAPSULES! This is the first part of a two part course that will focus on the pharmacology of the emergency airway. For this CAPSULE we are experimenting with a multimedia enhanced learning experience. You will find HD videos throughout the module providing further educational content. Some of the quizzes are also accompanied by video cases followed by a question based on the case you just watched. If you cannot use audio on your device, no problem, all videos are closed captioned (just hit the CC button in the YouTube window). We hope these videos further enrich your ALiEM CAPSULES educational experience and we welcome any suggestions or comments!

Learning Objectives

  • Review the medications that should be planned for and prepared alongside critical supplies required for intubation
  • Define the role of preoxygenation and apneic oxygenation
  • Select appropriate medications to facilitate awake intubation
  • Describe sedation methods for delayed sequence intubation
  • Select medications for the pediatric airway

Emergency Airway – Course Contributors

Role Team Member Background
Authors Chris Edwards, PharmD, BCPS
@emergencypharm
Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, University of Arizona Medical Center
Rob Pugliese, PharmD, BCPS
@theEDpharmacist
Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Thomas Jefferson University
PharmD Reviewer Meghan Groth, PharmD, BCPS
@EMpharmgirl
Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, University of Vermont Medical Center
Physician Reviewer Lewis Nelson, MD, FAACT, FACMT, FACEP
@LNelsonMD
Professor of Emergency Medicine, New York University
Creator and Lead Editor Bryan Hayes, PharmD, FAACT
@pharmertoxguy
Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Clinical Associate Professor; University of Maryland
Film Credits

These video cases are not designed as a stand alone educational tool and are part of a free educational module for healthcare professionals available at www.ALiEMU.com

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Filmed at the Rector Clinical Skills and Simulation Center
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA

Content Development by:

Christopher J. Edwards, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine
University of Arizona Medical Center

Robert S. Pugliese, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia PA
Clinical Assistant Professor
Thomas Jefferson University, College of Pharmacy, Philadelphia PA

Thank you to the following individuals for their contributions to the videos contained in this module:

Samuel Duncan, Simulation Program Director
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA

Nicole Piela, MD
Medical Education Fellow
Department of Emergency Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA

Steven Kornweiss, MD
Chief Resident , Emergency Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA

Ted Kokosinski, DO
Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA

Glenn R. Oettinger, PharmD, BCPS,
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor
Thomas Jefferson University, College of Pharmacy, Philadelphia PA

Kathryn M Linder, MS1
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA

T. Stanley, BA, EMT-B
EDT (Emergency Department Technician)
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia PA

Diane Higginson, RN
Emergency Department Nurse
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia PA

Dimitrios Papanagnou, MD, MPH, EdD Candidate
Vice Chair for Education and Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA

Shruti Chandra, MD
Medical Education Fellow, Clinical Instructor
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia PA

Kaushalendra P. Joshi, PharmD Candidate
Thomas Jefferson University, College of Pharmacy, Philadelphia PA

Shafkat Hussain, PharmD Candidate
Thomas Jefferson University, College of Pharmacy , Philadelphia PA

Films Scripted, Produced, Directed, Filmed, and Edited by:

Robert S. Pugliese