Airway Management for the Healthcare Provider
The American Heart Association Airway Management Course is a unique
program specifically designed to give students the opportunity to
learn, practice and demonstrate many airway skills used in resuscitation.
Healthcare providers whose occupation or volunteer activities require
airway management skills, in addition to professionals in the field
of resuscitation and airway management such as scientists, educators,
researchers, and manufacturers of medical devices, may find the course
The learning model for this course includes video-guided instruction,
skills practice, and testing. Airway Management includes five modules
– one required module and four optional – for facilitators to combine
based on student need and scope of practice.
The five modules are:
- Bag-Mask Ventilation and Airway Adjuncts (required)
- Laryngeal Mask Airway
- Esophageal-Tracheal Combitube
- Endotracheal Tube
- Impedance Threshold Device
This course does not provide certification, but instead is designed
solely to enhance students’ airway management skills.
Course Length: Approximately five hours if all five modules are taught
For currently active healthcare providers whose daily occupation or
volunteer activities require the knowledge and skills of airway management.
Airway Management Facilitator Package
Airway Management Student Guide
- 40-page guide that contains colorful illustrations of airway anatomy
- Contains Skills Station Competency checklists for the five airway
- Covers basic and advanced adult airway skills but not complicated
airway skills, such as surgical procedures or Rapid Sequence Intubation
Certificate Type: This course does not provide certification.
Written/Skills Exam: Pass both the skills and written test for each module taught