Airway Management Courses

About the Courses

Airway Management (AM) is one of the core competencies in anesthesiology; most skills involved in all aspects of basic and advanced airway management cannot be taught through books or lectures. Instead, academic faculty physicians mostly teach residents to establish a patent airway in anesthesia, intensive care medicine, and emergency medicine in the busy clinical environment of teaching hospitals. The practice of AM requires education combined with training, and the ability to cope with the latest advanced technology. For this reason, we have chosen “Education, Teaching & Training” as the motto for this course.

AM courses include a variety of techniques performed either at a basic or advanced level.

The aim of establishing this AM course is to train all levels of anesthesiologists including medical students, residents, fellows, specialists, consultants, technicians, technologists, and nurses, in addition to other healthcare professionals:

  • To enable them to optimize their use of airway equipment and machines by providing basic clinical science consideration of the airway management (AM)
  • To practice to an internationally recognized level of competence in AM
  • To disseminate both education and knowledge on AM that will help serve our patients with the safest, most compassionate, and most effective medical care

Program Aim and Goals:
The primary aim of the program is to establish and maintain an effective and interactive program for learning standardized procedures in AM and across the spectrum of clinical applications. This program will ensure that AM is performed by competent and qualified staff and that provisions are made for the ongoing education for all applicable employees.???

This program is established in collaboration with the Medical Education Department of Anesthesia, ICU and the Preoperative Medicine; it is supported by the Qatar Robotic Surgery Center, Airway Management Academy (AMA) and the European Airway Management Society (EAMS), Pulmonary Medicine Department and Otolaryngology, HNS Department.

By the end of the Airway workshops, candidates will be able:

  • To recall upper airway anatomy;
  • To assess the airway before management;
  • To demonstrate the ability to use modern optical and video-assisted laryngoscopes for routine and rescue tracheal intubation;
  • To compare and contrast different supra-glottic airway devices (SGAD);
  • To demonstrate the ability to use different SGAD for routine and rescue airway management;
  • To demonstrate the ability to use flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope on a simulator (ORSIM)and Dexter;
  • To demonstrate the ability to use flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope (FOB) for intubation in the adult and pediatric manikins: oral, nasal and via conduits;
  • To select the appropriate surgical airway procedure whenever indicated;
  • To demonstrate the ability to apply techniques of minimally invasive surgical airway: crico-thyroidotomy (needle and surgical) on manikin;
  • To demonstrate the ability to identify airway structures with the ultrasound on volunteers;
  • To practice using a simulator technique on navigation of bronchoscopy, recognizing segmental bronchial anatomy and perform bronchial wash, brushing and biopsies.