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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.

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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

These workshops were postponed due to operational pressures we faced over Summer and Autumn. They are now being re-planned and new venues and dates booked.
Dates will be added here soon for early 2022.

Please book via the form below.

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Further dates & locations will be added.