Course Overview

This course has been designed for emergency department physicians. It aims to build upon the airway skills acquired during ACCS through tailored educational videos, complemented by a day of practical exercises and simulations. Participants will learn advanced techniques for airway management in emergency scenarios.

The course provides comprehensive training, guiding participants from the initial assessment of the patient, through the use of rapid sequence induction (RSI) for anaesthetising, to maintaining anaesthesia post-RSI, and managing emergencies in intubated patients.

Completing the course does not equate to competency or permit independent practice; rather, it aids in developing the skills and confidence necessary to contribute to a logbook of activities

Who will benefit:

Emergency Medicine Physicians


DREEAM, A Floor, West Block, QMC Campus, Derby Road, Nottingham. NG7 2UH

Start and finish times:

08:00 – 17:30 (breaks built into the course timetable)

Minimum requirement for entry to course:

6 months Anaesthetics

6 months Intensive care

Course Overview

Pre-course work – online videos and MCQ test

  • Drugs
  • Airway assessment
  • The role of the airway assistant
  • Maintenance of anaesthesia
  • Management of the unknowns
  • MCQs

Day 2 – In person

0800 – Arrival and Coffee

0830 – 0930 – Human Factors Lecture

0930 –1115 – x 3 Skills stations (including coffee break)  

1115 – 1715 – x 6 Simulation Scenarios (Including lunch)

1715 – 1730 – Final Remarks and Close

Skills include: Basic airway manoeuvres, setting up a ventilator, RSI, surgical airway and difficult airway drill.


Course Objectives:

  • To practice and gain confidence in basic airway management for emergencies

  • To practice and gain confidence in supporting and undertaking emergency anaesthesia in the emergency department

Please contact us if you have any queries, or if you wish to discuss a bespoke course to fit your specific needs.