Agenda Item Details
Day 1   Thursday Jan 26, 2023
6:00 - 6:45pm
The Difficult Pediatric Airway
Presented By:

Dr. Charisse Kwan

  • Present material at the level of a PEM fellow/adult emergency medicine consultant.
  • Highlight evidence-based management and variations in practice patterns where appropriate.
  • Utilize a case-based approach to review considerations around the difficult pediatric airway.



  • Identify predictors of a difficult pediatric airway
  • Discuss the use of various supplemental equipment in management of a difficult pediatric airway (bougie, GlideScope, airway introducer)
  • Review indications and techniques for needle cricothyroidotomy and a surgical airway
  • Review difficult airway cases highlighting the key considerations for various scenarios. 
Presenter's Background

Children's Hospital, London, ON

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