Allopathic and Osteopathic Residency Programs are invited to join an initiative to improve patient safety through resident airway education. Airway Management Education Center (AMEC) is making available a milestone- and evidence- based airway curriculum for use by residency programs. The curriculum can be used to teach a one-day airway course or to offer multiple airway sessions throughout the year.

AMEC also offers a complete one-day course to be held at the residency program’s location that is taught by AMEC faculty and organized by AMEC staff. This course can be customized to accommodate any number of residents and specialties.

Benefits of Participation

  • Patient Safety — Develop each resident’s ability to predict and manage the difficult airway, give them a plan A, 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. Evidence-based, time-tested and physician-approved for over 20 years — now available for residents!
  • Faculty Development — Training for faculty included with membership!

Didactic and Hands-on Training

Core Topics

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

Optional Topics

  • Flexible endoscopy
  • Pediatric airway management

This course should be a mandatory course for recent graduates and Emergency Department doctors.

Recent Attendee

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

The course was extremely useful in helping to organize pathways to take during a difficult intubation.

Recent Attendee

Two Great Options for One Great Curriculum

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!

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. Upcoming Emergency Course Dates

Program Support
Next Steps

Interested? Let Us Know!

    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, we will run the complete program for you. Your residents will interact with our renowned, expert faculty and learn from their experiences.
    Next Steps

    Interested? Let Us Know!


      What preparations must be undertaken by faculty before teaching?
      Can a resident be on the faculty of The Difficult Airway Course: Residency Edition?
      How recently does a faculty member need to have taken The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency before teaching the Residency Edition for the first time?
      What is the required faculty to resident ratio?

      Contact Information

      Dave Caro, MD Residency Director
      Associate Professor
      University of Florida College of Medicine
      Jacksonville, Florida
      National Course Director
      Leslie V. Simon, DO, FAAEM Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
      Medical Director, Multidisciplinary Simulation Center
      Fellowship Director, Medical Simulation & Education
      Mayo Clinic Florida
      Jacksonville, Florida
      National Course Director
      Dennis A. Taylor, M.Ed., MBA, DNP, PhD, ACNP-BC, NRP Executive Director
      Airway Management
      Education Center
      (336) 293-8068
      Home Office