Ontario Pandemic Response

Suggested Curriculum for Tier 3 Physicians   

Airway

Tier 3 physicians are expected to assist with the day-to-day care of ICU patients but would not be responsible for running a team or caring for patients independently . 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. 

Tier 3 MDs are not expected to perform independent airway management for critically ill patients.  They may be asked to assist Tier 1 or 2 MDs with graded responsibility based on previous skills and experience. 

Category Topic Available Format(s)
Airway Bag-valve mask ventilation Procedural video
Assessing the airway One-page handout
Endotracheal intubation Procedural video
Rapid sequence intubation Short lecture/video
One-page handout
Video laryngoscopy Short lecture/video
ICU intubation algorithm from the Difficult Airway Society Short handout
Tracheostomy Basics Short lecture/PPT

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