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 expert 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 simulations.
  • 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)
  • Pediatric intubation
  • Endotracheal tube introducers (bougie)
  • Cricothyrotomy
  • Extraglottic devices 

Find a course near you

The Difficult Airway Course: EMS

Johnson City, TN

February 8 - 9, 2020

Ballad Health Training Center


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The Difficult Airway Course: EMS

Houston, TX

February 20 - 21, 2020

Harris County Emergency Corps


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The Difficult Airway Course: EMS

Mt. Laurel , NJ

February 22 - 23, 2020

Virtua EMS

(877) 788-6384 

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The Difficult Airway Course: EMS

Jersey City , NJ

March 3 - 4, 2020

Jersey City Medical Center


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The Difficult Airway Course: EMS

Des Moines, IA

March 19 - 20, 2020

DMACC Simulations Lab


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The Difficult Airway Course: EMS


March 30 - 31, 2020


+44 7896 946053 

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Course Fees:

Course fees vary. Please contact the Authorized Training Center in your area for more information.

Become a Training Center

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

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CE/CH Credit


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 #19-FirstAir-F2-0001. CEH Number and Type: 16.0 Advanced.


16.0 Contact Hours have been provided by the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (Certificate #2017-49). ASTNA is an approved provider for the California Board of Registered Nursing CEP 13575.

Have learnt some incredible skills and techniques that I wish I'd been shown sooner in my career.
Jonathan Search
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

NCCP Mapping

NCCP National Component Sub Topics Hours Met
Ventilation 2
Capnography 1
Oxygenation 0.5
Central Nervous System (CNS) Injury 1
Fluid Resuscitation 0.5
Medication Delivery 1
Pain Management 1
Crew Resource Management 1
Total Hours Met with The Difficult Airway Course: EMS™ 8

This mapping is based on our assessment of The Difficult Airway Course: EMS and the 2016 NCCP National Component requirements.
For more information about NCCP National Component requirements, please visit

Regional Course Directors

Name Email Area
Rudy Princi [email protected] USA: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island
Fred Ellinger [email protected] USA: Delaware, Washington DC, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania
Michael Keller [email protected] USA: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Kevin Franklin [email protected] USA: Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska
Cory Cox [email protected] USA: Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Alaska
Ken Davis [email protected] USA: Arkansas, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

Latin America: Ecuador, Chile, Mexico
James Habstritt [email protected] Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
Jamie Todd [email protected] Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Hungary, Former Yugoslavia (Bosnia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Serbia), Albania, Greece, Turkey, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova, Algeria, Israel, Saudi Arabia, South Africa
Estevão Lafuente, MD [email protected] Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar, Andorra
John Bastian Etti [email protected] Germany, Austria, Switzerland