Clinical Considerations for Airway Management in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis
February 2, 2023
February 2, 2024
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This activity is jointly provided by Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Catamount Medical Education.
This activity is supported by the Spondylitis Association of America.
- Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- Nurses — 1.0 contact hours of ANCC credit
- Physician Assistants — 1.0 contact hours of AAPA credit
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in hospital, emergency, and/or surgical settings, including those specializing in anesthesiology, critical care medicine, and emergency medicine.
This online activity provides case studies, evidence, and best practices related to airway management considerations in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Describe anatomic and physiologic changes associated with AS and their implications for airway management
- Utilize best practices for airway assessment and care of patients with AS in pre-hospital and hospital settings to minimize the risk of injury
- Discuss advantages and disadvantages of different intubation techniques, including awake fiberoptic intubation and video laryngoscopy, in patients with AS
- Apply an individualized approach to airway management in patients with AS by considering multisystem involvement and coexisting conditions, including COVID-19 infection
Anoop K. Chhina, MD
Staff Anesthesiologist and Intensivist
Henry Ford Health, Detroit, MI
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Catamount Medical Education. The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hours.
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until February 2, 2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest
It is the policy of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all programming. All individuals with the potential to impact the content of an accredited education activity are expected to disclose relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies.
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower assesses relevant financial relationships with all individuals who are in a position to control the content of CE activities. All relevant financial relationships that are identified are mitigated by the Annenberg Center for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. The Annenberg Center is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.
Anoop K. Chhina, MD has reported no relevant financial relationships.
The planners at Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower who control content have nothing to disclose.
The planners at Catamount Medical Education who control content have nothing to disclose.
Planners at the Spondylitis Association of America
Kristine Eskandari has nothing to disclose.
- Richard Howard
- Advisory Board: UCB
- Ownership: Amgen, AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Glaxo Smith Klein, Johnson and Johnson, Merck, and Novartis
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.
Instructions for Participation and Credit
This activity is an online enduring material. There are no fees for participating and receiving credit for this activity. Successful completion is achieved by reviewing the CME information, completing the pre-test, viewing the video, studying the educational activity, and completing the posttest and the evaluation form. Upon completion of the evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately. Click on "View Certificate" and print the certificate for your records.
The estimated time to complete the activity is 60 minutes.
This activity was originally released on February 2, 2023, and is eligible for credit through February 2, 2024.
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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The ideas and opinions presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and/or its agents. As in all educational activities, we encourage practitioners to use their own judgment in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account that patient's unique clinical situation. The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower disclaims all liability and cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from participating in this activity or following treatment recommendations presented.
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