Ontario Pandemic Response

Suggested Curriculum for Tier 2 Physicians   


Tier 2 physicians are expected to run an ICU team under the supervision of a staff intensivist. We recommend reviewing the following topics to fulfill this role if they are not already familiar to you. Topics highlighted in RED are critical for your learning; topics highlighted in YELLOW are important for your learning; topics highlighted in GREEN are for your future reference or advanced learning; topics highlighted in BLUE can be used as a "just in time" resource.

You will identify a hyperlink associated with each curriculum item due to the educational resources for that item. For a small number of these items, materials will be available shortly. 

Category Topic Available Format(s)
Airway Bag-valve mask ventilation Procedural video
Assessing the airway One-page handout
ICU intubation algorithm from the Difficult Airway Society Short handout
Endotracheal intubation Procedural video
Rapid sequence intubation Short lecture/video
One-page handout
Video laryngoscopy Short lecture/video
Tracheostomy basics Short lecture/PPT
Direct laryngoscopy Short lecture/video
Alternate intubation sequences: Traditional, awake Short lecture/video
**The airway section above is intended for non-anesthesiologists and airway management techniques being used during the COVID-19 pandemic are prioritized**

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