Programme Objectives

Programme Objectives

Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Programme

After participating in this AirwaySkills “Hands-on Tutorial in Airway Management Techniques”, you will be able to:

  • Identify the features of a difficult airway
  • Apply planned strategies when managing the difficult airway
  • Prepare and conduct an awake intubation
  • Develop an extubation plan
  • Optimise ventilation and intubation attempts
  • Choose and utilize alternative ventilation and intubation techniques
  • Use the fibreoptic bronchoscope for intubation with a range of techniques
  • Conduct emergency airway procedures including transtracheal jet ventilation, cricothyroidotomy, and surgical cricothyroidotomy
  • Understand safe airway management principles and apply them to a range of clinical case scenarios

Emergency Medicine Programme

On completion of the Emergency Airway Course the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the features of a difficult airway
  • Prepare a plan to manage a difficult airway
  • Optimise ventilation and intubation attempts
  • Use direct laryngoscopy applying first pass success principles
  • Apply a rapid sequence induction in a difficult airway
  • Manage a cannot intubate, cannot ventilate situation
  • Conduct emergency airway procedures including transtracheal jet ventilation, cannula cricothyroidotomy and surgical cricothyroidotomy
  • Choose and utilize alternative ventilation and intubation techniques
  • Understand safe airway management principles and apply them to a range of clinical case scenarios