The emergency surgical airway: Bridging the gap from quality outcome to performance improvement through a novel simulation based curriculum.


Rush University Medical Center, Department of Surgery, 1725 W Harrison St., Suite 810/818, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA. Electronic address: [Email]


Emergency surgical airway is a low frequency, high risk clinical scenario. Implementing a simulation-based curriculum may bridge the gap in surgical training and address quality assurance/performance improvement (QAPI) needs.


Cricothyroidotomy,Emergency airway,Patient safety,Quality improvement,Simulation,Surgical education,