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The Difficult Airway Course: EMS

The Difficult Airway: EMSTM teaches an evidence-based, algorithmic approach to emergency airway management for EMS providers. This 2 -day course is designed to provide participants with state-of-the-art information and hands-on experience that ensure effective and appropriate management of airway emergencies.

The Difficult Airway Course provides didactic and hands-on training in:

  • 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 
  • Capnography
  • Ventilator management
  • Digital and nasal intubation
  • CPAP and BiPAP

In The Difficult Airway Course you will:

  • Learn the full range of airway management techniques — including use of extraglottic devices, medication-assisted intubation, video laryngoscopy & other advanced imaging devices, and cricothyrotomy.
  • Work with experienced faculty who know the unique challenges facing EMS providers.
  • Use all of the airway devices in small group sessions.
  • Practice decision making and airway techniques in Code AirwayTM stations.
  • Face the most challenging patient scenarios in a no-risk environment. These include elevated ICP, pulmonary edema, status asthmaticus, foreign body in the airway, direct airway trauma, multiple trauma with shock, and many more.
  • Meet your continuing education requirements. This two-day course is approved by CECBEMS and ASTNA.
  • Receive the definitive airway textbook, Manual of Emergency Airway Management by Ron Walls, MD and Michael Murphy, MD. 


For more information call (423) 431-7147 or email

CME Credit Info: Accreditation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Florida College of Medicine and Ballad Health. The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



Session Start Date Time Location Register
The Difficult Airway Class: EMS (August 11 - August 12)
( 2 part series )
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Sunday, August 12, 2018
8:00AM - 5:00PM
8:00AM - 5:00PM
MSHA AHA Training Center
Limit 14 registrants
Register online

Register by phone:
(423) 431-7147