A two day simulator-based course designed to teach the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to safely manage the airway and post-intubation period in an emergency situation outside the operating theatre, such as rapid sequence induction in the ED resuscitation room. The course is taught by an experienced faculty using small groups and high fidelity patient simulators, who facilitate delegates to build their competence through realistic scenarios.
Difficult and failed airway
Surgical airway skills
Human factors in airway management
Who can attend and course requirements
A minimum of six months experience in anaesthesia and three months experience in intensive care is required. Basic anaesthetic competencies should have been achieved as well as the experience of delivery of general anaesthesia independently.
The course is aimed at doctors 3–4 years after qualification with particular relevance for doctors intending to pursue a career in anaesthesia, critical care, emergency medicine, acute medicine or pre-hospital emergency medicine. Consultants and SAS Doctors are also welcome.