Basic Airway Management

Author: Gavin Lloyd / Editor: Steve Fordham / Reviewers: Alan Mackay, Grace Mckay / Code: / Published: 21/02/2020


Patients with airway compromise need prompt recognition and correction using basic airway techniques. These are essential skills for emergency physicians and will be covered in this session.

After completing this session you will be able to:

  • Clinically identify patients with airway compromise
  • Respond to these with simple airway manoeuvres
  • Select and introduce airway adjuncts appropriately
  • Recognise the need for ventilation and deliver this effectively


  1. Difficult Airway Society. UK Training in Emergency Airway Management (TEAM) Course. View website
  2. Royal College of Anaesthetists. UK Training in Emergency Airway Management (TEAM). View website.
  3. Difficult Airway Society. DAS Guidelines. View here.
  4. Resuscitation Council (UK). The ABCDE approach. View here.
  5. Nickson, Chris. Airway Assessment. Life in the Fastlane. 2019.
  6. Bradley, Pierre. et al. Airway Assessment. ANZCA. 2016.


  1. Sadia Arshad says:

    Extremely helpful learning experience .????????

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