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Emergency Airway Management (EAM) At The Front Door

This course will support emergency physicians in delivering high quality advanced airway management and delivery of an emergency anaesthetic as part of the resuscitation of patients in the Emergency Department (ED).

You will develop your established skills in laryngoscopy and intubation in addition to learning modern techniques in the delivery of an emergency anaesthetic for patients in your resus room.

This blended learning course has been carefully designed so that you can complete the eLearning component flexibly in your own time, with a one-day face-to-face session delivered by clinicians experienced in emergency intubation and medical education. In-person learning will also allow for networking, acquisition of mentors and development of future professional collaborative work and research.

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Who it’s for

This course is suitable for all emergency physicians practising both in the emergency department and prehospital setting, who already have basic skills in laryngoscopy and airway management. You will develop your skills and knowledge in line with the most current evidence base and international recommendations such as those from the European Society of Emergency Medicine.

Content is appropriate for emergency physicians working in Wales, the UK and internationally.

What you’ll learn

Course content has been created in alignment with Royal College of Emergency Medicine curriculum and European Society of Emergency medicine recommendations for emergency airway management in the ED.

Topics covered

  • Techniques of RSI and DSI - choosing the right drugs for the job
  • Managing the heavily soiled airway - SALAD technique
  • Use of hyperangulated blades in laryngoscopy
  • Intra-cardiac arrest airway management
  • Mechanical ventilation and post intubation sedation
  • Optimising prior to and during laryngoscopy


You will be taught by emergency physicians experienced in the delivery of emergency intubation, rapid (and delayed) sequence induction techniques both inside and outside the hospital. You will come away from the course with skills and knowledge to ensure that patients in our resuscitation rooms and outside in the community receive the highest standard of care when it comes to emergency airway management.

You’ll also have the opportunity to network with others and form mentorships to allow for ongoing practice and development of airway skills.


Education Suite
Main Hospital Building
CF14 4XN

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