Airway Matters

Explore key concepts underlying safe, multidisciplinary airway management.

Develop safe airway management strategies for your patients.

The safe management of a patient’s airway is one of the most challenging and complex tasks undertaken by a health professional – complications can result in devastating outcomes.


By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Improve your strategies to deal with the unexpected difficult airway and
    explore guidelines to use in special circumstances.
  • Identify the key learning points and recommendations from the 4th
    National Audit Project (NAP4) on major complications of airway management
    in the UK.
  • Apply the principles of multidisciplinary planning, communication and
    teamwork in shared airways interventions.
  • Describe the technical and non-technical aspects of safe airway
    management for patients undergoing elective or emergency surgery, and the
    critically ill.
  • Engage in a global discussion on airway matters with health professionals
    from around the world.
  • Describe challenges to health professionals when managing airways of
    patients with COVID-19.


  • Critical Care Workforce Group
  • Fundamentals of ITU



University College London (UCL), University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation

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