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The Difficult Airway Course: EMS (August 29 - August 30)

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Changes to classes

The American Heart Association has approved an extension of the recognition of an AHA Provider Card beyond its renewal date, for up to 60 days, based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat. To align with this AHA recommendation, Ballad Health has made the decision to suspend all AHA courses for the next 60 days. This includes BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP courses.

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.


Seating is limited to 14 spots.
This class meets 2 times.

Classes & Programs

The Difficult Airway Course: EMS (August 29 - August 30)
Saturday, August 29, 2020
8:00AM - 4:00PM
MSHA AHA Training Center
The Difficult Airway Course: EMS (August 29 - August 30)
Sunday, August 30, 2020
8:00AM - 4:00PM
MSHA AHA Training Center
Cost Details: 

Pay online – includes textbook, certificate and Continuing Education Credits.

Register by phone:
(423) 431-7147