The Difficult Airway Course

Taught by a world-class faculty, The Difficult Airway Course: EMS is the only national CME program that teaches the widely-adopted, evidence-based approach to emergency airway management developed by airway experts Dr. Ron M. Walls, Dr. Michael F. Murphy and Dr. Robert C. Luten. Led by Calvin A. Brown, III, MD from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the course emphasizes assessment and decision-making to enable participants to manage any emergency airway they encounter. This practice-changing program emphasizes small group learning, hands-on sessions and medical simulations that reinforce the learning and provide valuable practice time with proven airway devices.

THE DEFINITIVE EMS AIRWAY COURSE

  • Learn the full range of airway management techniques — including use of video laryngoscopes & other advanced imaging devices, extraglottic devices, drug-assisted intubation and cricothyrotomy.
  • Work with expert faculty who know the unique challenges facing EMS providers.
  • Use proven airway devices in small group sessions.
  • Practice decision-making and airway techniques in Code AirwayTM simulations.
  • Face the most challenging patient scenarios in a no-risk environment. These include: elevated ICP, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, status asthmaticus foreign body in the airway, direct airway trauma, multiple trauma with shock, and many more.

DIDACTIC AND HANDS-ON TRAINING

  • 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 

CE/CH CREDIT

CAPCE
This continuing education activity is approved by First Airway, LLC, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). CAPCE Activity #19-FirstAir-F2-0001. CEH Number and Type: 16.0 Advanced.

ASTNA
16.0 Contact Hours have been provided by the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (Certificate #2017-49). ASTNA is an approved provider for the California Board of Registered Nursing CEP 13575.

For further information please contact:

RUDY PRINCI, EMT-P

EMS Community Educator
Department of Emergency Medicine
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York
Northeast Regional Course Director

rudolph.princi@stonybrookmedicine.edu