Event Information
Critical Care Airway Management - St Leonards - 06-07/04/2017
06/04/2017 to 07/04/2017
Intensive Care Unit, Level 6, Royal North Shore Hospital
Reserve Road
St Leonards
ACT, 2065
10 ALS
30 Emergency Medicine
1 Anaesthetics (Emergency Response)
Respond to medical emergencies/Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (ATS)
Respond to medical emergencies/Adult Internal Medicine (AIM)
Respond to medical emergencies/Aged Care (AGE)
Respond to medical emergencies/Anaesthetics (ANA)
Respond to medical emergencies/Child and Adolescent Health (CAH)
Respond to medical emergencies/Obstetrics and Women’s Health (O&WH)
Respond to medical emergencies/Research and Teaching (R&T)
Respond to medical emergencies/Surgery (SURG)

Critical Care Airway Management - St Leonards - 06-07/04/2017

The CCAM Course is designed for trainees, Specialists and senior nurses in Intensive Care, Anaesthesia, Emergency, Pre-Hospital and Rural/Remote Medicine. The course covers advanced techniques, so you will gain maximum benefit if you have some prior airway experience.

The course consists of interactive discussions and hands-on skills stations with expert Faculty, followed by fully immersive high-fidelity simulated scenarios with expert debriefing, covering all aspects of advanced airway management in critical care.

The Faculty consists of passionate airway experts from all of the specialities outlined above. The CCAM course has been endorsed by the College of Intensive Care Medicine as fulfilling the requirements for the Transition year ‘difficult airway course’ and by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists as a 'Can't Intubate, Can't Oxygenate' (CICO) course.

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Pre activity
Pre-reading and video tutorials on the website - www.ccam.net.au
Post activity
Consolidating knowledge from the website.
Learning objective
  • To gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours to manage a difficult airway when the patient is sick and the resources and environment challenging 
  • To gain competence and skill in difficult airway management: airway algorithms and checklists, advanced and videolaryngoscopy, fibre optic intubation, intubation via a conduit, criothyroidotomy and airway exchange catheters.
  • To increase knowledge and skills in the treatment of patients with laryngectomy and tracheostomy, including the management of airway emergencies.
  • To increase knowledge and skills in managing a patient prior to extubation, including extubation guidelines and the staged extubation kit 
  • To work well in a team when faced with a patient with a difficult airway or when managing the airway in difficult circumstances
Assessment info
Formative assessment takes place throughout all interactive sessions and during debriefing after the simulated scenarios. An on-line pre-course assessment tool is in development.  
Additional info
Procedural Grant: Eligible for 2 days under Anaesthetics or Emergency Medicine

Provider Information
Royal North Shore Hospital
Jonathan Gatward
044 956 0841
Reserve Road
NSW, 2065
Course 5900.pdf