- Curriculum Provider:
- American Heart Association
- Certification Duration:
- Completion Certificate - No Specified Duration
- Course Format:
- Interactive Instructor Led Lecture, Group Learning Stations, Psychomotor Skills Practicums
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 beneficial.
The learning model for this training 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.
The American Heart Association training courses strongly promote knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and they have developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.