Command the Airway with Rich Levitan

An emergency airway masterclass

The course duration is 5hrs 33min.

5.5 CPD Points, 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, 5.5 CEUs.
Accredited by CPDUK, EB Medicine and CBRN.

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Rich Levitan
Visiting Professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA

Professor Levitan is an Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine at Dartmouth School of Medicine (New Hampshire), visiting Professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine (Baltimore, Maryland). Professor Levitan is director of the New York City Airway Course, the Yellowstone Airway Course and the worlds largest cadaver airway course, in Baltimore (monthly for 16 years).

Prof. Levitan has given more than 350 invited international lectures on airway management and authored 42 publications and 3 textbooks on airway management. He is the inventor of the AirwayCam, which captured real-time, advanced airway skills for the first time. These resources have been used in 4000 hospitals in 26 different countries.

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Module 1: Crisis Performance
  • Lecture: Crisis Performance
Module 2: Oxygenation
  • Lecture: Oxygenation
  • Tutorial: Issues with BVM Ventilation
  • Tutorial: Upright Positioning
Module 3: Incrementalised Laryngoscopy
  • Lecture: Incrementalised Laryngoscopy
  • Tutorial: Incrementalised Laryngoscopy Part 1
  • Tutorial: Incrementalised Laryngoscopy Part 2
  • Tutorial: Epiglottis-Only View
  • Tutorial: Straight-To-Cuff Stylet
  • Tutorial: Straight-To-Cuff Stylet: Tube Delivery
  • Tutorial: Bougies: How To Hold
  • Tutorial: Bougies: Preloaded Tubes
  • Tutorial: Bougies: Tube Delivery
Module 4: Video Laryngoscopy
  • Lecture: Video Laryngoscopy
  • Tutorial: The Mac 4 Blade
  • Tutorial: Mac Blades vs Hyperangulated Blades
  • Tutorial: Hyperangulated Blades Part 1
  • Tutorial: Hyperangulated Blades Part 2
Module 5: Supraglottic Airways & Paediatrics
  • Lecture: Supraglottic Airways and Paediatrics
  • Tutorial: Supraglottic Airways
  • Tutorial: Igel Placement
  • Tutorial: SGA’s – A Conduit To Intubation
Module 6: The Surgical Airway
  • Lecture: The Surgical Airway
  • Tutorial: The Surgical Airway Part 1
  • Tutorial: The Surgical Airway Part 2
Course Summary

A simplified and incrementalised approach to laryngoscopy, this course includes six lectures plus multiple tutorials on the skills of airway management.


This course contains some graphic images that may not be suitable for all viewers.

Target Audience

Highly recommended for all critical care providers.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Adopt techniques to combat stress during highly-skilled procedures
  • Improve patient positioning, resuscitation and oxygenation prior to intubation
  • Adopt a simplified and incrementalised approach to laryngoscopy
  • Improve cord visualisation, tube delivery and first-pass success
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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

EB Medicine designates this internet-enduring material for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Needs Assessment

The need for this educational activity was determined by surveys of the target audience and experts in the specialty. Further assessment was provided by examining the topics of recently published evidence-based medicine reviews, national clinical guidelines, and specialty society recommendations, as well as suggestions from evaluations of previous learning programs to determine practice gaps.

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Earning Credit

In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, watch the course, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Online learners will need a computer or web-enabled device to access the podcast, additional learning materials, and CME test.

Commercial Support

This activity received no commercial support.