Emergency Airway + Ventilation Course

About the course

*Exposure to settings where patients are intubated and ventilated is required either before or immediately after the course for optimal learning.  This course has been adapted to meet the needs of the critically ill COVID-19 patient

This three-day simulator-based course is designed to teach the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to safely intubate and ventilate critically ill patients in any setting. The course is taught by an experienced faculty using small groups and patient simulators, who facilitate delegates to build their competence through realistic scenarios.

Who is Emergency Airway + Ventilation Course for?

The Emergency Airway + Ventilation Course is designed to meet the learning needs of the health workforce working in emergency and critical care settings (Nurses, Clinical Officers and Medical Officers) who may be required to intubate and ventilate critically ill patients.

Course Delivery

The Emergency Airway + Ventilation Course consists of the following components:

  • Pre-course learning reading material (DOWNLOAD)
  • Pretest multiple-choice quiz (MCQ)
  • Attendance at three (3) day face to face workshop consisting of skill stations and practical based scenarios
  • An individual scenario-based clinical skills assessment
  • Multiple-choice post-test (MCQ)

Workshop Format

The 3-day face to face workshop consists of short, focused discussions with real-time practical demonstrations followed by hands-on-practice sessions under the guidance of experienced emergency and critical care experts.

Ratio = 6 participants per 2 faculty, maximum – 12 participants. This is a 3-full day workshop.

Emergency Airway + Ventilation Course Graduates will:

  • Describe and implement a systematic patient assessment approach to the acutely ill patient needing oxygen
  • Demonstrate the use of different oxygen delivery devices
  • Demonstrate principles of basic and advanced airway management of the critically ill patient and the use of airway adjuncts e.g. OPA and NPAs, the bag-valve-mask (BVM), and supraglottic devices e.g. LMAs
  • Demonstrate competence in the following airway skills required to support the critically ill patient; giving oxygen, insertion of airway adjuncts NPAs and OPAs, Bag-valve-mask ventilation, Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI), insertion of an LMA
  • Explain the different types of ventilation and ventilation settings
  • Demonstrate competence in skills required to set up a ventilator for different patients and troubleshoot a ventilator
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the management of the intubated and ventilated patient

On successful completion, the participants will be awarded

An Emergency Airway + Ventilation Course  certificate (valid for two years)

Contact us

If you have any queries about the course or its relevance to your practice or facility, please contact us at emkf@emkfoundation.org

The Team

Dr Idris Chikophe, Consultant Anaesthetist and Critical Care Specialist
Dr Benjamin W Wachira, Emergency Physician
Dr Ifrah Hersi, Consultant Anaesthetist