Everyone who looks after critically ill patients needs to be able to manage airway crises. We all want to be better at it. We all can get better at it. Fortunately, there are plenty of courses around to help us become ‘expert enough‘. Fortunately, you can’t do too many airway courses 😉
Here are the courses I’m teaching on this year:
- I’ve designed a simulation-based course called the Critically Ill Airway course run by The Alfred ICU and Monash University. It focusses on cross-specialty team-based management of airway crises in the critically ill, beyond the operating theatre. It fulfils CICM requirements for difficult airway management training requirements and is strictly for those with prior airway experience. The next course in May is sold out, however dates have just been released for the next one: December 8th and 9th 2015. Get in quick, as this is likely to rapidly sell out again.
- If you can’t wait that long, I’m also teaching on Adriano Cocciante’s ACE course on Saturday July 18th 2015. I had a great time on this course last year – it is ideally suited to emergency medicine trainees. Joe Rotella wrote a review on LITFL from a trainee’s persective here: Are your airway skills ACE? Learn more about the ACE course, and how to register, at the ACE website.
- Just before SMACC Chicago, I’ll be teaching on Rich Levitan’s Yellowstone Airway course. This sold out long ago, but you should keep an eye out for future events.
- Finally, if you’re planning to head to EuSEM in Torino, Italy in October 2015, anticipate a satellite workshop involving Rich Levitan, Reuben Strayer and myself (among others)…
Hope to see you on the handle end of a laryngoscope soon!