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A short certification course that prepares healthcare providers to create and maintain a patient airway - often taken with BLS and OT.

Airway Management

Airway Management

A short certification course that prepares healthcare providers to create and maintain a patient airway - often taken with BLS and OT.

The Canadian Red Cross Airway Management course is designed to give healthcare providers the knowledge and skills necessary to create a patient airway, the interventions to maintain it, and the equipment available to carry out these skills. This course is often taken in conjunction with the Basic Life Support and Oxygen Therapy courses, but can also be taken on it's own.

Participants will gain the knowledge and skills required to provide the appropriate interventions, including measuring and inserting the applicable airway adjunt based on the patient's condition.

Full Course Length 1 hours View Locations

Course Details

Airway Management includes:

  • Opening the Mouth
  • Cross Finger Technique
  • Tongue-Jaw Lift
  • Airway Adjuncts – Insertion and Removal
  • Oropharyngeal (OPA) Airways
  • Nasopharyngeal (NPA) Airways
  • Supraglottic Airways (Awareness Only)
  • Suction

FAQs

How long is airway management good for?

The Canadian Red Cross Airway Management certifications we issue with successful completion of our Airway Management course are valid for 3 years from the date you complete the course. If you take it alongside a BLS course, you will have to recertify BLS annually but you only have to retake the Airway Management portion of the course every 3 years.

What are airway management techniques

In the Airway Management courses we teach you will learn mouth opening techniques, airway clearing techniques, and ongoing maintenance of an open airway either through patient positioning or using adjuncts (such as an OPA or NPA).

What are the types of airway management

Our airway Management course is geared toward those learning Basic Life Support. In the Airway Management course we offer you will learn how to use basic airway management techniques and tools that are generally available to responders and healthcare workers outside of a hospital such as suction, oropharyngeal airways (OPA) and nasopharyngeal airways (NPA) We do not teach advanced airway management courses geared toward those learning Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support. This level of airway management involves the use of advanced and far more invasive airway adjuncts used by medical professionals for Advanced Life Support.

Certification

Canadian Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of your course, and a permanent virtual certificate will be emailed to you after you've successfully completed the course. You will be able to view your manual and certification online at any time through your MyRedCross account. Certification is valid for 3 years.

Materials

First Aid Course Materials for Airway Management

The Airway Management course includes the following materials:

  • Canadian Red Cross Basic Life Support Field Guide (virtual)
  • Canadian Red Cross Comprehensive Guide to First Aid (virtual)

 

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Who should take this course?

  • In-facility and health care providers (nursing/care aides
  • dental industry/medical offices/etc.)
  • pre-hospital care groups (fire departments/rescue teams/sports therapists/lifeguards/SCUBA divers/ski patrol/etc.)

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Airway Management course, we offer this course in the following locations:

Victoria | Langford | Esquimalt | Sooke | Cobble Hill | Mill Bay | Duncan | Lake Cowichan | Cedar | Ladysmith | Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Port Alberni | Coombs | Parksville | Campbell River | Saltspring Island | Pender Island | Powell River | Gabriola Isand | Burnaby | Coquitlam | Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock | Langley |

Give us a call at 1.866.282.5378, or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

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Awesome! Both Connor & Andrea were incredible instructors.

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A very engagin class that I, surprisingly, really enjoyed. Straightforward and easy to understand. Jason made the material seem a bit less scary and gave me more confidence. Thank you!

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Mike was an incredibly good instructor. He was engaging, clear and informative. He answered all questions and allowed us time to learn anything not strictly covered in the course. Resources were useful and interesting.

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Very hands on course which made learning very helpful in real life situations! Awesome course + teacher!!

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The instructor was amazing! So energetic and funny - I highly enjoyed the course. I feel very knowledgeable and confident I can use what I've learned to aid those in need. Thanks!

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After taking many first aid courses, this was the most engaging first aid experience I have ever had. The instructor's teaching method and use of scenarios/props helped reinforce my learning. Well done!

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"Real life" scenarios were good for challenging my knowledge. Good pacing - fairly quick, but not rushed.

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