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EAST – Eastern Airway Skills Training course

September 9, 2015

The EAST course is a one-day course aimed at anaesthetic trainees and speciality doctors in anaesthesia – 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.

Feedback from previous participants:

”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 course is facilitated by consultant anaesthetists from Broomfield and Southend hospitals.

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

Next Course Date: 9th September 2015


Please go to www.anglia.ac.uk/eastcourse  for course dates and registration details.


September 9, 2015


Anglia Ruskin University
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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