EMS Round Table

The Difficult Airway Course: EMS

The Central Iowa Emergency Medical Service Directors is a training center for The Difficult Airway Course:EMS. CIEMSD has partnered with the DMACC simulation lab to provide students the opportunity to practice the skills learned throughout this course in a state of the art facility. There are many great features to attending this class several of which can be found below. Courses are held at the DMACC Simulations Lab, 1300 Des Moines Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309. The course runs from 0800-1600 both days. The course costs $150 for agencies and providers within Service Area 1, and $300 for all others.

The Definitive EMS Airway Course

  • Learn the full range of airway management techniques — including use of video laryngoscopes & other advanced imaging devices, extraglottic devices, drug-assisted intubation and cricothyrotomy.
  • Work with an expert faculty who knows the unique challenges facing EMS providers.
  • Use all of the airway devices in small group sessions.
  • Practice decision-making and airway techniques in Code AirwayTM stations.
  • Face the most challenging patient scenarios in a no-risk environment. These include: elevated ICP, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, status asthmaticus foreign body in the airway, direct airway trauma, multiple trauma with shock, and many more.

Didactic and Hands-on Training

  • Prediction of the Difficult Airway
  • Video Laryngoscopy and other advanced imaging devices
  • Medication-assisted Intubation (including RSI and RSA)
  • Pediatric intubation
  • Endotracheal tube introducers (bougie)
  • Cricothyrotomy
  • Extraglottic devices