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This two-day course will include airway training and mechanical ventilation management for the critically ill patient using didactic discussion, hands-on learning, and simulation-based exercises. Attendees will learn approaches to airway assessment, emergent intubation, airway management pharmacology, rescue techniques for maintaining ventilation, and traditional and novel techniques for difficult airway management in adult patients. Mechanical ventilation topics include indications, contraindications, and benefits of traditional and novel modes of ventilatory support. Attendees will learn approaches to providing safe mechanical ventilation, open-lung strategies, and management of patient-ventilator dyssynchrony. Attendees will learn from expert faculty at skill stations encompassing laryngoscopy, fiberoptic intubation, surgical approaches to airway establishment, and rescue strategies. Skill stations for mechanical ventilation will focus on mode selection, troubleshooting patient ventilator dyssynchrony and alternative modes available for the critically ill adult patient.