Simulation Education at Banner Health  

Basic Airway Course

Simulation Education physicians  

Banner Health Simulation Education is proud to present basic airway management courses at our Banner Good Samaritan SimEt Center that are available for residents.

The ability to provide initial airway management and ventilation is a skill set necessary for practice in medicine, critical care, emergency room medicine, surgery, and anesthesiology.

Course Goals
The goal of the basic airway course is to first educate the practitioner on relevant anatomy, physiology, and equipment.

Second, the practitioner will learn the motor skills necessary to initiate basic airway management with regards to relieving obstruction, insertion of non-invasive airways, mask ventilation, and intubation.

Initially, practitioners will participate in an on-line didactic session that will include articles, video, and a pre-course test. During the course, key points from the on-line didactic information will be illuminated and motor skills will be developed under supervision. Finally, participants will undergo a post-course test coupled with an evaluation of their airway skills.

 Course Objectives:

  • Review basic airway anatomy
  • Review basic pulmonary physiology
  • Review basic airway exam
  • Understand clinical situations in which bag-mask device ventilation may be needed
  • Understand clinical situations in which intubation may be needed
  • Review basic airway equipment
  • Oropharyngeal airway: sizing and placement
  • Nasopharyngeal airway: sizing and placement
  • Bag-valve device: assembly and connecting to O2 source
  • Laryngoscope: Types, sizing, assembly, usage
  • ETT: Types, sizing, assembly, placement
  • Review basic techniques of ventilation using simulated experiences
  • Review basic techniques of intubation using simulated experiences
  • Rapid sequence
  • Non-rapid sequence
  • Confirming tube placement

 2010 Course Dates and Times

Thursday April 22 1 p.m to 4 p.m.
Thursday, May 20 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Thursday, June 17 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Thursday, July 22 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, July 29 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday Aug. 5 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday Sept. 23 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday Oct. 21  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday Nov. 18  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday Dec. 23 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact center for pricing

To register, call 602-839-2500 or E-mail

Registration is final when you receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours, please call us.


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