The Difficult Airway Course: EMS™
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)
Endotracheal tube introducers (bougie)
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.
15.0 Contact Hours have been provided by the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (Certificate #2013-27). 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)
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.
Introducing New Training Centers
Beginning in 2014, an expanded group of specially selected training centers began to offer The Difficult Airway Course: EMS and Fundamentals of Airway Management throughout the US and abroad. This means that these courses are 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.
For Authorized Training Centers
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 or 860-679-9285.
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.
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