This practical CPD session gives clinicians the opportunity to refresh their airway management skills in a relaxed and informal setting; through a variety of skills stations, clinical discussions and scenario-based training.
Taught by Specialist Paramedics in Critical Care from across the Trust, this airway workshop aims to cover topics such as:
  • Escalation of airway management techniques.
  • Oxygenation and ventilation strategies.
  • End-Tidal CO2 waveforms and their clinical significance.
Half day workshops covering the following:
  • Predicting difficult airways
  • Airway ladder
  • Basic airway adjuncts
  • Bag-valve-Mask
  • iGel
  • EtCO2
  • Choking
  • Laryngectomy and Tracheostomy patients
  • Airway simulations


Learning Outcomes:
The student should be able to:
  1. Explain when it would be appropriate to escalate airway management techniques using the airway ladder as described in SWAST Clinical Guideline 03: Airway Management (CG03).
  2. Demonstrate appropriate knowledge and practical application of airway management skills (in a manikin/simulated casualty) to achieve optimal patient ventilation and oxygenation as detailed in SWAST Clinical Guideline 03: Airway Management.
  3. Recognise the clinical significance of different End Tidal CO2 waveforms (detailed in SWAST Clinical Guideline 11: End Tidal CO2 Monitoring – CG11) and explain the correct airway management/ventilation techniques for each waveform.

* Please note, the above hyperlinks take you to the intranet; you will therefore need to be on a Trust device to be able to view them *

SWAST Guidelines:

–              Airway Management (CG03)

–              End Tidal CO2 Monitoring (CG11)

–              Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilations using T-piece Nebulisation (CG22)


JRCALC Guidelines:

–              Foreign Body Airway Obstruction

–              Emergency Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy Pre-Hospital Management

You can watch specially produced airway management videos produced by SPCCs and TEL prior to your session here:

Airway management videos 
Dates and timings are as follows:

All dates will run two identical workshops, one in the morning starting at 9:00am and one in the afternoon starting at 1:30pm.  *dates for Roche just added*

Date of session:  Venue:
Mon 13th June St Leonards, Dorset


Friday 8th July Dorman House, Wiltshire


Friday 8th July Roche Training Centre, Cornwall


Friday 22nd July Roche Training Centre, Cornwall


Sat 23rd July St Leonards, Dorset


Weds 3rd August St Leonards, Dorset


Weds 17th Aug St Leonards, Dorset



We will aim to continue to add dates and locations to reach as many counties as possible.


Dorman House, Malmesbury Road, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 5LN  Link to map

North Education Centre (NEC), Blackberry Hill Centre (Block C), UWE Glenside Campus (Blue Entrance), Manor Road  Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 1DE Link to map

Roche Training Venue, Office 214, Advent House, Business Centre, Station Approach, Victoria, Penstraze Ln, Victoria, Roche, Cornwall, PL26 8LG  Link to map

St Leonard’s Training Venue, East Division Headquarters Acorn Building, 241 Ringwood Road, St Leonard’s, BH24 2RR Link to map

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Further dates & locations will be added.

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