EAST - Eastern Airway Skills Training

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Course information 

Date: 21 September 2016

Location: Postgraduate Medical Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1SQ

Cost: £120


The EAST course is approved by the Royal College of Anaesthetists for 5 CPD credits. 

EAST is a one-day programme suitable for anaesthetic trainees and speciality doctors, emergency medicine doctors, and operating department practitioners. Also suitable for consultants wishing to refresh their skills and knowledge. It encompasses all areas of airway management with an emphasis on small group workshops and interactive lectures. The number of places is limited to 16 to allow plenty of time for practical skills.

Workshop sessions:

  • fibreoptics - mechanics of the scope, techniques and practical
  • the surgical airway - cricothyroidotomy, percutaneous tracheostomy
  • failed intubation - failed intubation drills and scenarios using simman
  • supraglottic devices - iLMA, LMA and other devices

Lecture/discussion sessions:

  • airway assessment and management of expected difficult airway
  • Difficult Airway Society guidelines on unexpected difficult airway
  • management of awake fibreoptic intubation
  • extubation issues.

Delegate feedback

''Topics covered were excellent. Better that RCOA airway day as much more hands on.''

''Excellent course. Good to become familiar with difficult airway devices and fibrescopes and to talk through scenarios.''

''I think for a single day you've got just the right balance - I think the extubation session was very good as this is when I've seen most problems.''

''I really enjoyed the course - the faculty was brilliant - thanks a lot!''

''Excellent technology - brilliant scenarios complete with monitors.''

We have support from several companies providing a range of fibreoptic scopes, videolaryngoscopes and other airway equipment for use during the course.

The EAST course is facilitated by consultant anaesthetists from Mid Essex Hospital Services, NHS Trust and Southend University Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust.

To register

The EAST course assumes basic airway skills and so anaesthetists should have a minimum of 3 months anaesthetic experience before attending the course please.

To book please visit Anglia Ruskin store under (Postgraduate Medical Institute Conferences and Events). Confirmation will be sent to you on receipt of your application to attend. Refreshments and lunch included.

Contact details and travel information

PMI Events Team
E-mail: pmievents@anglia.ac.uk
Tel: 01245 68 4646

For travel information please see Travelling to our Chelmsford campus.