The Difficult Airway Course Emergency
The Difficult Airway Course Anesthesia
The Difficult Airway Course Critical Care
The Difficult Airway Course Residency Edition
The Difficult Airway Course EMS
Essentials of Advanced Airway Management
Fundamentals of Airway Management
The Difficult Airway Course Custom Program
The Difficult Airway App



   
EMS Course Faculty
Darren Braude, MD, EMT-P

Professor
Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Medical Director
The Difficult Airway Course: EMS

Dr. Braude, is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology and the Tim Fleming Endowed Professor of EMS at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He is the EMS Section Chief and Director of the EMS Fellowship Program in the Department of Emergency Medicine.  Dr. Braude spent 10 years as a Flight Physician and Air Medical Director.  Currently he is a Medical Director of several agencies including Rio Rancho Fire Rescue and the UNM EMS Academy.  In addition, he remains active in the field through the UNM EMS Physician Field Response Program.  Dr. Braude is author of Rapid Sequence Intubation and Rapid Sequence Airway, 2nd edition: An Airway911 Guide, has nearly 50 peer-reviewed publications, is a regular contributor to EM:Rap and speaks nationally and internationally on airway topics.

Dr. Braude is Medical Director for The Difficult Airway Course: EMS and all other EMS programs offered by First Airway.
Michael F. Murphy, MD, FRCPC (EM), FRCPC (Anes.)

Professor Emeritus, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Division Medical Director
MEDNAX Corp
Sunrise, Florida

Dr. Murphy is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology in the United States and Canada. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at University of Alberta. Prior to his current position, Dr. Murphy was Professor and Chair of Anesthesia and Professor of Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie University. He served as the Clinical Chief of Anesthesiology, Lincoln Medical Center, Lincolnton, NC; Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill and Emergency Physician at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.  Earlier, he served as Chief of Emergency Medicine of the Victoria General Hospital and the Izaak Walton Killam Children’s Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia; and McMaster University Medical Center, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, while also practicing as an anesthesiologist in each institution. Dr. Murphy was appointed as the first Executive Director of Emergency Medical Services for the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, and was responsible for designing and implementing a full service, advanced life support EMS system, using advanced training systems. He subsequently led initiatives for development of advanced EMS training systems in Trinidad and Tobago, St Kitts Nevis, and Cuba. Dr. Murphy completed his emergency medicine residency training at Denver General Hospital in Denver, Colorado, and his anesthesiology training at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 

Dr. Murphy served on the Canadian Airway Focus Group of the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society and has served on the Board of the Society for Airway Management (SAM). He is an internationally recognized educator in the field of airway management and is a founding Co-Director of The Difficult Airway Courses. Dr. Murphy authored the definitive text book in difficult airway management, Management of the Difficult and Failed Airway, with Orlando Hung, MD. The text book is now in its second edition.


Jeff Birrer, EMT-P

Paramedic
American Medical Response
Portland, Oregon
Western Regional Course Director

jeff.birrer@gmail.com
Ken Davis, EMT-P

Chief Executive Officer, EMSRx
Fort Worth, Texas
Southwest Regional Course Director

ken.davis@emsrx.com
Fred Ellinger, Jr., NREMT-P

Owner, SafeTec Training Services
Flight Paramedic, MidAtlantic MedEvac
Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Mid-Atlantic Regional Course Director

fred.ellinger@difficultairway.net
James Habstritt, BHSc, EMT-P

Program Director
Professional Medical Associates
Western Canada Regional Course Director

james@promedics.org 
Michael Keller

Paramedic
Lincoln County EMS
Curriculum Faculty Member
Department for EMS Education
Gaston College, Dallas, North Carolina
Southeast Regional Course Director

mkeller@theairwaysite.com
Rudy Princi, EMT-P

Department of Emergency Medicine
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York
Northeast Regional Course Director

rudy@theairwaysite.com
Jamie Todd, MSC (Student), BSc (Hons) BEd PA02298, MCPara NAEMT

Specialist Paramedic - Education & Urgent Care
Pre-Hospital Care Consultancy, Ltd
Hereford, United Kingdom
European Course Director

jamie@theairwaysite.com


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