About this courseLearn 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 an expert faculty who knows the unique challenges facing EMS providers.Use all of the airway devices in small group sessions.Practice decision-making and airway techniques in Code AirwayTM 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.
The duration of this course is one day and suitable for emergency first responders to emergency medical technicians.
The duration of this course is two days and suitable for Paramedics, Advanced Paramedics and doctors.
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)
CPAP and BiPAP
Digital and nasal intubation
Attendees will receive
- Bespoke pre-course educational package
- Course Certificate of Attendance on Completion
- The two-day course is approved by CAPCE and ASTNA.
- Receive the definitive airway textbook, The Walls Manual of Emergency Airway Management by Calvin A. Brown, MD John C. Sakles, MD and Nathan W. Mick,
Attendees will be assessed continuously throughout the programme on a range of skills covered in the course.
€150 individual rate and group rates available
€330 individual rate with a 10% discount available to Irish college or paramedics or Irish college of general practitioner members.
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The Difficult Airway Course Facilitators
A UK registered Paramedic for almost 24 years with 12 years working for the NHS UK state ambulance service in all areas from the paramedic on a police helicopter to developing the worlds first community paramedic schemes. Worked in EOC, CBRN, Education, Senior operational management and clinical supervision.
Taught clinical skills and theory at all levels from BLS to University degree level. Specialise in developing evidence based advanced clinical skills alongside the introduction of new clinical equipment. Numerous clinical and educational deployments over the last 12 years including nearly all of Europe (including Russia), Asia, North America, Central America Africa, The Middle East, Australasia & Polar regions. Roles include working with all sizes of teams in EMS, Sports events, Media, NGO’s, Industrial sites, Motorsports & Expeditions. He can be contacted on: firstname.lastname@example.org or can be found on Twitter as @phccinfo
Dan Davern MSc BSc GDip NQEMT AP
Managing Director & Tutor
Dan is Managing Director here at DX2. While his main responsibility is the oversight of our organisation he is also dedicated to providing exceptional service to our clients, the delivery of our training programmes and business development. Dan currently holds a BSc in Analytical Science, Msc in Fire & Explosive Engineering, Dip in Continuing Education and Training, Dip in sports Psychology, Dip in Emergency Medical Technology, GDip in Emergency medical science giving him Advanced Paramedic status on the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council Register, Msc in Emergency medical science from UCD and numerous other qualifications which can be seen on his Linkedin profile. Dan is also an emergency medical educator at The Graduate Entry Medical School at University of Limerick and holds a PHECC educational award at Tutor Level.
Terry Dore MSc BSc GDip NQEMT AP
Programme Director & PHECC Facilitator
Terry has been on faculty with DX2 since 2010, he currently holds a Dip in Emergency Medical Technology from Royal College of Surgeons, a GDip in Emergency Medical Science from UCD giving him Advanced Paramedic status here in Ireland, a BSc in Paramedics studies from University of Limerick, an MSc in Emergency Medical Science form UCD and is currently studying a graduate diploma in emergency medical education at RCSI. Terry is a multi disciplined PHECC Facilitator delivering multiple courses across our suite and specialises in the delivery of practitioner education programmes. Terry is also an emergency medical educator at The Graduate Entry Medical School at University of Limerick and course director for our NQEMT programme through DX2 Institute of Pre-Hospital Education.