Welcome to The Difficult Airway Course

Intensive Immersion in Advanced Airway Management

Looking for an advanced airway management course? Look no further than The Difficult Airway Course! This advanced, evidence-based program will help even the most experienced providers perfect the most critical techniques in this constantly evolving field. Taught by a world-class faculty of airway experts, we offer several courses designed with specific practice environments and specialties in mind.


The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency

Designed for Emergency Physicians, and beneficial for all members of the Emergency Department team.  The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency™ is an advanced, evidence-based CME program featuring small group, hands-on sessions where you will:

  • Increase mastery of high risk airway scenarios with focused seminars on:
    • the physiologically difficult airway,
    • pediatric airways,
    • trauma airways,
    • medical emergencies,
    • and more!
  • Stay at the forefront of airway management science & practice.
  • Learn a rapid and systematic approach to airway management to confidently manage any airway emergency you encounter.
  • Hone your skills with proven airway devices.
  • Reinforce decision-making and skills with challenging Code Airway simulations
  • Interact with world-renowned, expert faculty and learn from their experiences.




The Difficult Airway Course: Anesthesia

The Difficult Airway Course: Anesthesia is an advanced, evidence-based CME program designed specifically for Anesthesiologists, anesthesiologist assistants and CRNAs.

  • Learn to:
    • Stay out of Trouble: Defensible decision-making in airway management, including skills in awake intubation
    • Manage Trouble: ‘Can’t intubate/can’t oxygenate’ — identifying and managing this rare yet potentially fatal event, including skills in open cricothyrotomy
    • Prevent Trouble in Recovery: Extubation skills, including airway exchange catheters
    • Up your Game (and your team’s!): Crisis team leadership and communication skills.
  • Hands-on practice in effective techniques
  • Created by practicing international experts in Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Human Factors

The Difficult Airway Course: Anesthesia provides the assurance of being at the leading edge of airway management.





The Difficult Airway Course: Critical Care

An advanced course designed specifically for intensivists and for hospitalists who are responsible for emergency airway management of acute inpatients.

  • Taught by a world-class faculty of airway experts
  • Focused exclusively on airway challenges posed by critically ill inpatients
  • Concentrated on airway assessment and decision-making, enabling participants to confidently handle any airway situation they encounter

Build mastery and confidence in:

    • How to predict a difficult airway
    • How to prevent a failed airway
    • When – and when NOT – to use medications
    • How to perform an awake intubation
    • Practical strategies in crisis management and human factors

Receive extensive hands-on practice in many airway techniques, including:

    • Video and direct laryngoscopy
    • Flexible bronchoscopy and laryngeal mask ventilation
    • Front of neck access / surgical cricothyrotomy
    • Tube exchange and extubation of the difficult airway

Leave prepared for challenging acute inpatient scenario, such as:

    • Upper airway obstruction
    • Airway management in the massively obese patient
    • Tracheostomy issues, including accidental dislodgement
    • Bleeding, traumatized and vomit-filled airway
    • The can’t intubate / can’t oxygenate situation