Critical Care Airway Management - St Leonards
- : Online
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-reading and video tutorials on the website - www.ccam.net.au
Consolidating knowledge from the website.
- 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
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.
Procedural Grant: Eligible for 2 days under Anaesthetics or Emergency Medicine