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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Friday, September 16, 2011
1:00PM - 3:00PM


(C) 104A-B


Tracheotomy from A-Z

Thomas Teenier, DDS, MD
Private Practice
Corpus Christi, TX

G. E. Ghali, DDS, MD
Professor and Chairman, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
LSU, Medical Center Shreveport
Shreveport, LA


Failed attempts to secure a non-surgical airway are an emergent situation that requires a clear head, knowledge of proper surgical airway technique, and proper armamentarium. Variations in situation and anatomy may call for modification in technique while securing a surgical airway. This clinic will focus on location of proper anatomic landmarks, specific surgical technique and the hardware necessary to perform a surgical airway in a safe, effective and efficient manner.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Decrease morbidity and mortality with loss of airway episodes by smoothly conducting the surgical airway when presented with proper indications.
  2. Increase success in the performance of surgical airways and decrease morbidity, mortality, and failure.
  3. Increase the success of surgical airway procurement by anticipating special anatomic and physiologic situations and use modifications of the standard technique and armentarium.

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