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


One-Day EMS Airway Management Courses



Optimizing Airway Management
without medication for ALS providers


  • Learn critical airway management techniques — including use of video laryngoscopy and other advanced imaging devices, extraglottic devices, and cricothyrotomy.
  • Learn a simple approach to airway assessment.
  • Work with experienced faculty who know the unique challenges facing EMS providers.
  • Use proven 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.
  • Meet your continuing education requirements. This one-day course is approved by CAPCE. 

Hands-on Training in Crucial Airway Topics:  

  • Difficult and failed airway management
  • Video laryngoscopy and other advanced imaging devices
  • Pediatric airway management
  • Endotracheal tube introducers (bougie)
  • Surgical cricothyrotomy
  • Extraglottic devices
  • CPAP and BiPAP
  • Confirmation with capnography

CE Credits

This continuing education activity is approved by First Airway, LLC, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). CAPCE Activity #17-FirstAir-02-0003. CEH Number and Type: 8.0 Advanced.


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    An Airway Course Designed Specifically for BLS and ILS providers

    This one-day course is designed for Basic and Intermediate EMS providers and other medical professionals who may be required to manage a patient's airway before transport to a hospital. This course can also be tailored for dentists and office-based physicians.

    This course is taught by an experienced faculty who know the unique challenges facing EMS providers.

    "Every medical provider who touches a patient's airway can make a huge difference in the patient's outcome. Opening the airway and facilitating gas exchange are absolutely critical steps to successful airway management."

    - Michael F. Murphy, MD
    National Course Director
    The Difficult Airway Course: Anesthesia
    The Difficult Airway Course: Critical Care

    Gain Critical Airway Knowledge and Skills

    • Airway Anatomy
    • Techniques for opening the airway
    • Proper BMV techniques
    • External Laryngeal Manipulation (ELM)
    • Extraglottic Devices
    • Assisting with intubation

    CE Credits

    This continuing education activity is approved by First Airway LLC, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). CAPCE Activity #17-FirstAir-F2-0002. CEH Number and Type: 6.75 Basic.





    Course fees vary. Please contact the Authorized Training Center or Regional Course Director (RCD) in your area for more information. See below to find the RCD in your area.

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

    Regional Course Directors

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    Name Email Area
    Fred Ellinger USA: Delaware, Washington DC, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania
    Michael Keller USA: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
    Ken Davis USA: Arkansas, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
    Kevin Franklin USA: Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska
    Cory Cox USA: Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Alaska
    Jamie Todd Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Hungary, Former Yugoslavia (Bosnia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Serbia), Albania, Greece, Turkey, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova, Algeria, South Africa, Saudi Arabia
    Rudy Princi   USA: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island
    James Habstritt Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

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