Laryngeal Trauma: Management of Laryngoscopy and Intubation Injuries

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Class A Credits: 1

Format: Video

Course Launch Date: 6/14/22

Course Expires: 6/13/23

This course is sponsored by an educational grant provided by Medtronic.

Obtain thorough knowledge regarding mechanisms of laryngoscopy and intubation related laryngeal trauma and their immediate presentation. CRNAs consistently employ methods to decrease the likelihood of laryngeal injuries in daily CRNA practice. Early recognition of signs of acute laryngeal injury in patients and advocating for early otolaryngology assessment and intervention.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.


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A minimum passing score of 80% is required to pass this course. You have TWO opportunities to achieve a passing score. If you fail to achieve a passing score of 80%, you will not receive CE credit for this course.

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  • Describe mechanisms of laryngoscopy and intubation related laryngeal injuries.
  • Employ methods to decrease the likelihood of laryngoscopy and intubation related injuries in daily practice.
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of potential laryngeal injury and advocate for early otolaryngology assessment and intervention.

Derek J. Schmack, DNP, CRNA

Derek Schmack is graduate of Duquesne University's nursing school in Pittsburgh, PA. After graduating he moved to Orlando, Florida where he was a CICU nurse until returning to the University of Pittsburgh's CRNA program.  After graduating he began his anesthesia career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.



Karen Maresch, MSN, CRNA



Laura Ardizzone, DNP, CRNA, DCC

Dr. Laura Ardizzone is the director of nurse anesthesia services at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer In New York City. She has been on several National AANA committees and has served on the NYSANA board of directors. She is an adjunct assistant clinical professor at Columbia University School of Nursing and President of their Alumni association. Laura is a fellow in the New York Academy of medicine and a diplomate in comprehensive care. 


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