Airway management guru Kelly Grayson on when and how to escalate to a more invasive and secure airway, and when to elevate care
For years, CoAEMSP guidelines required only five successful intubations to graduate from accredited paramedic programs. The vast majority of these intubations were performed on NPO patients in a controlled anesthesia setting unlike anything a paramedic will ever see in the field, and many graduates of these programs hit the streets not knowing what they didn’t know.
Advanced airway management success hinges on having a backup plan, and then another. In this webinar, sponsored by Zoll, airway management guru Kelly Grayson explains when and how to escalate to a more invasive and secure airway, and when to elevate care. Kelly focused on navigating the difficult airway, including:
- Apneic oxygenation techniques
- The pit crew approach to RSI/DSI
- Supraglottic airways
- Surgical cricothyroidotomy
Meet the speaker
Kelly Grayson, NRP, CCP, is a critical care paramedic with Acadian Ambulance in Louisiana and owner of Medic Training Solutions. He has spent the past 24 years as a field paramedic, critical care transport paramedic, field supervisor and educator.
He has an associate's degree from Louisiana State University at Eunice, Nunez Community College. Kelly has been recognized as a Louisiana Paramedic of the Year, Louisiana EMS Instructor of the Year and Louisiana AHA Regional Faculty of the Year, as well as with a Maggie Award for Best Regularly Featured Web Column/Trade and a Folio Eddie Award for Best Online Column.
He is a frequent EMS conference speaker and contributor to various EMS training texts, cohost of the Inside EMS podcast, is a member of the EMS1 Editorial Advisory Board, and is the author of the popular blog, “A Day In the Life of an Ambulance Driver,” “En Route: A Paramedic's Stories of Life, Death and Everything In Between,” and “On Scene: More Stories of Life, Death and Everything In Between.”