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The Difficult Airway Course: EMS™

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The Definitive EMS Airway Course

  • Learn the full range of airway management techniques — including use of video laryngoscopes & other advanced imaging devices, extraglottic devices, drug-assisted intubation and cricothyrotomy.
  • Work with an expert faculty who knows the unique challenges facing EMS providers.
  • Use all of the airway devices in small group sessions.
  • Practice decision-making and airway techniques in Code AirwayTM stations.
  • Face the most challenging patient scenarios in a no-risk environment. These include: elevated ICP, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, status asthmaticus foreign body in the airway, direct airway trauma, multiple trauma with shock, and many more.

Didactic and Hands-on Training 

  • Prediction of the Difficult Airway
  • Video Laryngoscopy and other advanced imaging devices
  • Medication-assisted Intubation (including RSI and RSA)
  • Pediatric intubation
  • Endotracheal tube introducers (bougie)
  • Cricothyrotomy
  • Extraglottic devices 

CE Credits

This continuing education activity is approved by the CECBEMS. 

This continuing education is approved by First Airway, LLC, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS). CECBEMS Activity #14-FirstAir-F2-0001. CEH Number and Type: 16.0 Advanced.

16.0 Contact Hours have been provided by the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (Certificate #2015-23). ASTNA is an approved provider for the California Board of Registered Nursing CEP 13575.

State of Michigan Standardized EMS Continuing Education Credits Guide (see page 17) 

Tip:
When entering The Difficult Airway Course EMS for NREMT recertification, enter each day of the course separately. "The Difficult Airway Course: EMS Day 1" and "The Difficult Airway Course: EMS Day 2" - each for 8 hours. In the future, look for us in the dropdown menu!

Fees

Course fees vary. Please contact the Authorized Training Center or Regional Course Director (RCD) in your area for more information. To find the RCD in your area, please click here.

 

 

 



 

Becoming a Training Center

Authorized Training Centers (ATC) offer The Difficult Airway Course: EMS™, Essentials of Advanced Airway Management™, and Fundamentals of Airway Management™ to all providers and students within their region. Private Training Centers offer the courses only to their own employees and initial training students. Both opportunities are available!

For further information about becoming an Authorized Training Center please contact Terry T. Steele at tsteele@theairwaysite.com or 860-679-9285.

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Helping Meet Your Training Goals

Airway Management Recommendation

Skills to Master for
Airway Competency1
Taught in The Difficult Airway Course: EMS
Assess, establish, maintain and monitor the airway X
Basic maneuvers and airway adjuncts

X

Advanced airway management

X

Psychomotor airway skills

X

Airway Management in various environments

X

Correct placement of airway devices

X

Critical thinking, clinical judgment and decision-making

X

1 Adapted from the CoAEMSP Airway Management Recommendation

Standards & Guidelines

The Difficult Airway Course: EMS offers these important features to help meet various standards and guidelines:

  • Evidence-based assessment and management of the airway
  • High and low fidelity simulated patient encounters
  • "Unique EMS Cases" in diverse environments
    (on floor, low light, etc.)
  • Endotracheal intubation under different protocols
  • Adult and pediatric airway management
  • Airway 'Core Content' and 'Scope of Practice' psychomotor skill sets.

See how The Difficult Airway Course: EMS matches up to the Airway and Breathing Minimum Psychomotor Skill Set from the National EMS Scope of Practice Model

See how The Difficult Airway Course: EMS matches up to the National EMS Core Content

See how The Difficult Airway Course: EMS matches up to the NREMT Paramedic Recertification Requirements

Review CoAEMSP Standards and Guidelines

Review the CoAEMSP Airway Management Recommendation

"Definition of Airway Competency" by Murray A. Kalish, MD, MBA (September 2013)


AttentionParamedic Programs

Prepare your students for their 50 "airway management attempts" and check some off in the process! Call 860-679-9285 to find out how to incorporate The Difficult Airway Course: EMS into YOUR training program.

 

 



Regional Course Directors

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Name Email Area
Fred Ellinger fred.ellinger@difficultairway.net USA: Delaware, Washington DC, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania
Michael Keller mkeller@theairwaysite.com USA: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Ken Davis ken.davis@emsrx.com USA: Arkansas, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Jan Eichel
Kevin Franklin
jeichel@theairwaysite.com
kmfranklin@theairwaysite.com
USA: Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri
Jeff Birrer jeff.birrer@gmail.com USA: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Hawaii, Alaska
Jamie Todd jamie@theairwaysite.com Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Colby Rowe colby.rowe@stonybrookmedicine.edu   USA: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island
James Habstritt james@promedics.org   Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

 

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