If Your Patient Can't Breathe - Nothing Else Matters!
Decisions you make during the course of airway management will probably be the most important of your career in healthcare.
Breathing is the Key - Education is the Answer!
The flowchart contains vital color-coded information on:
Street Level Airway Management (SLAM) is a system of teaching basic and advanced airway management skills that are useful regardless of where emergency or difficult airway management occurs. The system is based on the SLAM Concept, which focuses on clinical competency, education & training and patient safety. Most airway techniques used in anesthesiology can be applied to a variety of areas where emergency airway management is performed by practitioners outside the operating room and hospital.
The question as to why another airway algorithm has been developed is justified. Other major algorithms provide valid schemes for management of the airway but are intended for particular groups of practitioners (usually hospital-based physicians). However, difficult airway situations can occur across the entire spectrum of healthcare for any provider including physician, nurse, anesthesiologist, paramedic, or other EMS providers. The SLAM Flowchart is intended for all practitioners, and especially for EMS.
The SLAM Flowchart presents clear strategies for enabling the practitioner to effectively deal with a wide range of emergency airway situations occurring where ever airway management is taking place.
The SLAM Flowchart provides easy reference and instruction for:
The 11X17 inch flowchart is laminated and suitable for posting on any flat surface in a building or ambulance. It also rolls up nicely and can be stuffed in a go-bag. Please click the link below to purchase the flowchart. It is the best $25 you can spend for airway management training whether you are a seasoned practitioner or new to the field. The price includes shipping and handling.
James M. Rich developed the SLAM Airway Conferences based on his SLAM Concept and the SLAM Flowchart. He is the founder and director of the SLAM Airway Training Institute, a private institute dedicated to patient safety, education and training, and clinical competency in airway management. Since the inception of the Institute and the SLAM Emergency Airway Conferences in 1999, thousands of people have been trained in emergency airway management using the concepts contained in the SLAM Flowchart.
James Rich, CRNA being awarded the Best Exhibit for Clinical Application at the 57th Post Graduate Assembly of the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists in New York City on December 13, 14, & 15, 2003. On December 12 & 13, 2013 the Flowchart was one of only two scientific exhibits to receive an award. The SLAM Rescue Airway Flowchart was awarded “Best Educational Exhibit” at the 69th Post Graduate Assembly in New York City.