The Definitive EMS Airway Course
Learn the full range of airway management techniques - including use of extraglottic devices drug-assisted intubation and cricothyrotomy.
Work with an expert faculty who knows the unique challenges facing EMS providers. All of our faculty members perform airway management regularly in their clinical practices.
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
Medication-assisted Intubation (including RSI and RSA)
Endotracheal tube introducers (bougie)
2013 CE Credits
This continuing education activity is approved by the CECBEMS.
15.0 Contact Hours have been provided by the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (Certificate #2011-22). ASTNA is an approved provider for the California Board of Registered Nursing CEP 13575.
This continuing education is approved by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS). CECBEMS Activity #11-CECB-F2-2500. CEH Number and Type: 15.0 Advanced.
This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 15 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.
State of Michigan Standardized EMS Continuing Education Credits Guide (see page 17)
In 2013, course fees are:
In 2014, fees will vary by training center.
Introducing New Training Centers
Beginning in 2014, an expanded group of specially selected training centers will begin to offer The Difficult Airway Course: EMS and Fundamentals of Airway Management throughout the US and abroad. This means that these courses will be offered more frequently and in many more communities. In addition, Paramedic and EMT Programs can offer these courses to their students to achieve their airway management training goals.
About Becoming an Authorized Training Center
For further information about becoming an Authorized Training Center please contact Terry T. Steele at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review the CoAEMSP Airway Management Recommendation
CoAEMSP presentation, "Recommendation on Airway Management"
(webinar aired September 11, 2013)
"Definition of Airway Competency"
by Murray A. Kalish, MD, MBA (September 2013)
Helping Meet Your Training Goals
Airway Management Recommendation
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.
For more information about the CAAHEP Standards and Guideines, please visit: http://coaemsp.org/Documents/Standards_Interpretations_2_2013.pdf
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
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.