Airway Intervention and Management in Emergencies

Course providers

1 day course

Intended for:

  • practicing clinicians
  • ALS and BLS practitioners

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

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Format: instructor ratios of 5:1 or 6:1, 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
  • Indications for invasive airway
  • Airway Anatomy & Assessment
  • Best chance oxygenation / 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
  • When, why and how to perform awake or rapid sequence intubation
  • 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
UBC Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) – this course is offered during the St. Paul’s Emergency Update, held by UBC CPD
British Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS)