American Heart Association

Airway Management Course*

The 2005 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care emphasize the need for rescuers to avoid hyperventilation. However, providing quality education and training to healthcare providers on airway management skills used in resuscitation continues to be a challenge.

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.


Modular Approach

Airway Management includes five modules - one required module and four optional - for Facilitators to combine based on student need and scope of practice.

Five Modules:

  • Bag-Mask Ventilation and Airway Adjuncts (required)
  • Laryngeal Mask Airway
  • Esophageal-Tracheal Combitube
  • Endotracheal Tube
  • Impedance Threshold Device

Key Benefits

  • Improves competency in critical airway skills
  • Increases awareness of various airway products
  • Reinforces proper technique through video skills demonstrations
  • Expands reach in providing this critical skill to a broader audience of Facilitators


Healthcare providers whose daily occupation or volunteer activities require the knowledge and skills of airway management. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Physicians
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Critical care nurses
  • Medical/surgical nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Paramedics
  • Emergency medical technicians
  • House staff
  • Staff responsible for procedural sedation

In addition, professionals in the field of resuscitation and airway management, such as scientists, educators, researchers, and manufacturers of medical devices may find the course beneficial.


Course Duration

Approximately 5 hours



$70 per course participant


* Course no longer accredited by the AHA - no certificates will be issued

** Group pricing available