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The Difficult Airway Course: EMS

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The Difficult Airway Course: EMS™ teaches an evidence-based, algorithmic approach to emergency airway management for EMS providers.

Course details

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: EMS 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: EMS 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 Airway™ 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 CAPCE.
  • Receive the definitive airway textbook, Manual of Emergency Airway Management by Calvin Brown MD III, John Sakles MD and Nathan Mick, 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 Ballad Health.