The Difficult Airway Course EMS™

The Difficult Airway Course: EMSTM is the only national CME program that teaches the evidence-based, algorithmic approach to emergency airway management developed by airway experts Ron M. Walls, Michael F. Murphy and Robert C. Luten. The course emphasizes assessment and decision-making to enable participants to manage any emergency airway they encounter. This ‘practice-changing’ program offers multiple hands-on sessions that reinforce the learning and provide valuable practice time with proven airway devices.

Learn the full range of airway management techniques including use of extraglottic devices, medication-assisted intubation 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, cardiogenic shock, status asthmaticus, foreign body in the airway, direct airway trauma, multiple trauma with shock, and many more.

Receive the definitive airway textbook, Manual of Emergency Airway Management by Ron Walls, MD and Michael Murphy, MD.


Course type: Two day face-to-face course.

Areas covered include:

  • Difficult and failed airway management
  • Video laryngoscopy and other advanced imaging devices
  • Medication-assisted intubation (including RSI and RSA)
  • Pediatric airway management
  • Endotracheal tube introducers (bougie)
  • Surgical cricothyrotomy
  • Extraglottic devices
  • Capnography
  • Ventilator management
  • Digital and nasal intubation
  • CPAP and BiPAP*

Cost: £420 + VAT

2017 dates:

  • 30-31 May 2017
  • 29-30 August 2017
  • 23-24 October 2017