June 13, 2019
A total of 24 students recently took part in an intensive two-day Difficult Airway Course held on Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City. This nationally recognized course gives students didactic and hands-on training.
During the conference students learned the full range of airway management techniques — including use of video laryngoscopes & other advanced imaging devices, extraglottic devices, drug-assisted intubation and cricothyrotomy.
Students also worked with expert faculty who know the unique challenges facing EMS providers, and used proven airway devices in small group sessions. In addition, they practiced decision-making and airway techniques in Code AirwayTM simulations.
Students in the course faced the most challenging patient scenarios in a no-risk environment. These included elevated ICP, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, status asthmaticus foreign body in the airway, direct airway trauma, multiple trauma with shock, and many more.
Along with the students in attendance, the course included professionals from Hoisington EMS, Salina Fire Department, Franklin County EMS, Caldwell EMS, and William Newton Hospital.