Airway Intervention and Management in Emergencies – Essentials

Course provider

1 day course

Intended for:

clinicians with primarily non-invasive (Bag-mask and extraglottic device) acute care airway management responsibilities.

Accreditation: 9.0 MainPro-C | 9.0 MainPro-M1 | up to 21.5 Section 1 credits

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Format: 1 day course with instructor ratios of 5:1 or 6:1 and simulator ratios of 2:1; pre- workshop activities, questions and answers

Based on: hands-on airway management

Equipment used: Textbook/manual based on the AIME program, rescue devices, alternative intubation devices to direct laryngoscopy, extraglottic devices

This course travels across Canada and is offered at conferences throughout BC

Topics covered:

  • Bag-mask ventilation (BMV) and approaches to difficult BMV
  • Indications for intubation
  • Airway Anatomy & Assessment
  • Best chance oxygenations / Approach to difficult oxygenation
  • Airway decisions / Airway Scenario analysis / Transport decisions
  • Approach to the difficult and failed airway
  • Alternate intubation techniques /Rescue oxygenation

Learning objectives:

  • Be more confident and comfortable in making acute care airway management decisions
  • To provide a practical approach for airway management in emergencies
  • Make appropriate choices in the use of pharmacologic agents used to facilitate airway management

Procedural skills learned:

  • New practical algorithms
  • Introduction to newer alternative devices (optical stylets, video laryngoscopes & others)
  • Exposure to rescue devices (King laryngeal tubes, LMA Supreme and others)

Affiliated with:
Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) – email Janice MacIsaac or George Kovacs for more info
British Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS)