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

Alcantarilla, Murcia

April 24 - 25, 2021

Emergency Global System

+34 868 95 29 29 

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The Difficult Airway Course: EMS

Orlando, FL

April 26 - 27, 2021

The Rescue Company 1


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The Difficult Airway Course: EMS

Burton in Kendal, Cumbria

May 12 - 13, 2021

Clawthorpe Hall Business Centre

0800 6125123 

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The Difficult Airway Course: EMS

Reading, Berkshire

May 19 - 20, 2021

Polaris Academy

01753 630388 

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The Difficult Airway Course: EMS

Wellington, KS

May 20 - 21, 2021

Cowley County Community College


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The Difficult Airway Course: EMS

Hickory, NC

June 4 - 5, 2021

Catawba Valley Community College


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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 CE activity is accredited for 16 Advanced CEH by First Airway LLC, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). CAPCE Activity #: 20-FAWL-F2-0001. Provider #: FirstAir6610.


16.0 Contact Hours have been provided by the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association Certificate #2019-55. ASTNA is an approved provider for the California Board of Registered Nursing CEP 13575.

I attended the course in Houston and found it to be fantastic! It completely exceeded my expectations and turned out to be well worth the trip from Vancouver. The crew in Houston do a wonderful job and besides the valuable learning experience were entertaining as well.
Tyler Keys
Vancouver, British Columbia
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
Joey Loehner [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