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Digital Seminar

Advanced Airway Placement for Neonates

Michelle Donahoo, RRT-NPS
1 Hour 06 Minutes
Audio and Video
Dec 14, 2022
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Airway management for newborns is the most important part of resuscitation. In this recorded session, you will hear the evidence for placing advanced airways such as endotracheal tubes (ETT). Michelle Donahoo will review ETT using a standard laryngoscope and video laryngoscopy systems. Additionally, she will review laryngeal mask airways (LMA) which are becoming more popular for first-line advanced airways. An overview of the indications and contraindications of both advanced airways will be included.


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Michelle Donahoo, RRT-NPS's Profile

Michelle Donahoo, RRT-NPS Related seminars and products

Michelle Donahoo, RRT-NPS, is a Respiratory Therapist-Neonatal Pediatric Specialist who has been in the field for 22 years. She has extensive experience as the NICU clinical specialist for a hospital system where she organized and performed training and evidence-based practice (EBP) for level III to level I facilities. Michelle is very passionate about the education of healthcare workers and training of staff to provide the most effective and current EBP.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Michelle Donahoo has an employment relationship with Mercy General Hospital and American River College. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Michelle Donahoo is a member of the American Association for Respiratory Care, the Neonatal Pediatric Specialty, and the Adult Care and Neonatal Committees.

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  1. Differentiate between face mask ventilation and advanced airway verbalize indications, contraindications, and limitations for advanced airway devices.
  2. Demonstrate techniques associated with endotracheal intubation utilizing a standard laryngoscope.
  3. Demonstrate technique differences between a standard laryngoscope and video laryngoscope.
  4. Demonstrate placement of laryngeal mask airway.
  5. Integrate evidenced based practice related to intubation and laryngeal mask airway.


  • ETT intubation procedure
    • Standard laryngoscope
    • Video laryngoscope
  • LMA procedure
    • Indications, limitations, contraindications
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks
  • Review of EBP for intubation training and competency
  • Indications for advanced airway placement and initial management
    • Indications
    • Procedural tips
    • Confirmation techniques
  • Airway management utilizing ET intubation with standard laryngoscopy and video laryngoscopy
    • Differences between laryngoscope and video laryngoscope
  • Airway management utilizing LMA as a temporary airway
    • Indications and limitations to LMA use
    • Procedural steps

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Physician Assistants
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Other Professions


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