Airway Management

The American Heart Association's Airway Management Course is a unique program designed to give students the chance to learn, practice and demonstrate their ability in applying many airway skills used in resuscitation. Students increase their awareness of various airway products and skills required. The course is designed into modules so the course can be tailored to the needs of the course participants. A video description of the course can be seen here: Airway Management Course.

The course provides training for:
  • Healthcare providers whose occupation or volunteer activities require airway management skills.
  • Professionals in the field of resuscitation and airway management.
The course features the following lessons:
  • Bag-mask ventilation and airway adjuncts
  • Laryngeal mask airway (LMA)
  • Esophageal-tracheal combitube
  • KING Airway
  • Endotracheal tube
  • Impedance threshold device
In the course, the students will see video demonstrations reinforce proper technique followed by hands-on practice. The classroom format is ideal for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills. The Airway Management Student Guide (80-1464) is the require textbook. It may be purchased from the link below. The book is a beneficial reference for the students during the course. It is a 40-page guide that contains colorful illustrations of airway anatomy and skills, contains skills station competency checklists for the five airway modules and covers basic and advanced adult airway skills but not complicated airway skills, such as surgical procedures or Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI).