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The Difficult Airway Course: Residency Edition™


Milestone and Evidence-Based Airway Curriculum for Residency Programs

Allopathic and Osteopathic Residency Programs are invited to join an initiative to improve patient safety through resident airway education.

Benefits of Participation

  • Patient Safety — Develop each resident's ability to predict and manage the difficult airway, give them a plan B and C and help them avoid the pitfalls of inexperience.
  • Milestones — Help your residents achieve key airway milestones in a safe learning environment.
  • Definitive Education — Provide the best airway education available. Time-tested and physician-approved for over 18 years — now available for residents!
  • Faculty Development — Training for faculty included with membership!

Didactic and Hands-on Training in
Crucial Airway Techniques: 

Core Topics

  • Foundational airway skills
  • Extraglottic devices
  • Video laryngoscopy
  • Surgical airway management
  • Code AirwayTM stations
  • and more!

Optional Topics

  • Flexible endoscopy
  • Pediatric airway management
Click here for a sample course schedule.



Residents are transformed by this curriculum. Their confidence grows exponentially.


- Dave Caro, MD and Leslie Simon, DO
National Course Directors
The Difficult Airway Course: Residency Edition



For more information about this new program, please contact Terry T. Steele at or 860-679-9285.


Two Great Options for One Great Curriculum

Choose the option that best meets your needs:

  1. Program Membership
    The curriculum can be taught by your own faculty as a one-day airway course or you can offer multiple airway sessions throughout the year. Get maximum flexibility and affordability with this option!

  2. Hosted Course
    Airway Management Education Center (AMEC) faculty can come to your location to teach a complete one-day course. We will take care of everything. Get maximum convenience with this option!



Program Membership and Faculty Development

To be eligible to teach the curriculum, faculty must take The Difficult Airway Course and then participate in instructor training which takes place on-line and on-site before the first course.

Click here to view Sample Membership Agreement.


By providing our residents with a 'hands-on' evidence-based approach to airway management, their education — and our patient's care — has been positively impacted.  


 - Seth Krupp, MD
Medical Director — Quality
Henry Ford Health System


Hosted Course

As an alternative to the Membership Program, Residency Directors can simply host a one-day airway course for their residents. Airway Management Education Center will send faculty, logistics staff, and course materials to your hospital. Using your simulators and airway devices (or our own), we will run the complete program for you. Your residents will interact with our renowned, expert faculty and learn from their experiences.



Please see The Difficult Airway Course: Residency Edition Overview for complete fee structure for Options 1 and 2 above.

National Course Directors

David Caro, MD Leslie V. Simon, DO, FAAEM

Caro_WhiteBkgd.jpgProgram Director
Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor
University of Florida COM
Jacksonville, Florida

Simon_0004.jpgSenior Associate Consultant
Mayo Clinic Florida
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director Multidisciplinary Simulation Center
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Jacksonville, Florida


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