PC 9: Airway Management Precourse for inner-clinical Emergency Medicine

Course Directors

  • Sabine Merz (Germany)
  • Christian Hohenstein (Germany)


The course is designed for 20 participants (Emergency Physicians).
Skill stations will be coconducted in small groups.

Course description & learning objectives

Airway Management is a major topic in the Emergency Department. Anesthesiologists are not always available; therefore each member of the ED needs to be able to perform Airway Management. To secure the airway of a patient, it is necessary to know the different devices and techniques and also to consider, that the algorithm is different to the familiar pre-hospital and OR airway algorithm.

In this course, participants will learn about basic and difficult Airway Management. Furthermore, the technique of anaesthetization will be taught.

All participants will be able to train the different techniques and devices on intubation trainers. 


Coffee break will served at Lomond Auditorium Mezzanine from 10:30 to 11:00.

08.30– 09.30 Lecture Dr Christian Hohenstein

Oxygenation of the patient


Induction of Anesthesia 


Intubation of the emergency patient in the trauma room (plan A)

  Research update
09.30 – 10.30 Lecture Dr Sabine Merz

Specifics of airway management in the Emergency Department 


Recognizing difficult airways 


Explanation of  techniques & description of devices for Airway Management (plan B) 


Verification of tube position 

10.30 – 12.30 Workstations on Trainers 
  Direct and indirect laryngoscopy
  Intubation with the flexible intubation endoscope with and without additional tools
  Supraglottic devices
  Surgical Airways