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Advanced Airways Techniques


Course Description

This course has been running for many years and continues to develop. It is aimed primarily at anaesthetists who wish to develop advanced airways management knowledge, skills and strategy planning to deal with a wide variety of clinical scenarios. It is largely practical based with a tutor ratio of 1:1 or 1:2 so is very much ‘hands on’.

A mixture of animal, cadaveric and mannequin teaching tools are used. We believe that airway instrumentation, including cricothyrotomy, on human cadavers is the closest we can come to actual clinical practice.

No previous experience of advanced airways techniques is required.

Programme Includes:

  • Management of the predicted and unpredicted DA.
  • Use of the fibrescope.
  • Use of video laryngoscopes, ILMA, Aintree catheters etc.
  • Performing cricothyrotomy.
  • How to formulate airway management plans.
  • Group discussion of options in the management of airway problems.

To optimise the delegate learning on this course, participant numbers are limited to 12 places so please book early.

This event is approved by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, therefore suitable for your CPD programme

Cadaveric training courses: A Realistic Environment to learn Anaesthetic Technical Skills? By Susan Gibb



The University of Dundee is currently the leading centre in the UK using Thiel embalmed cadavers, thanks to the pioneering work of its Centre of Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID.) for more information on our Thiel courses