CRITICAL CARE AIRWAY MANAGEMENT
THE CCAM COURSE
Critical Care Airway Management is a 2-day, practical, hands-on course covering advanced airway management when the going gets tough. CCAM is not about the routine patient in the anaesthetic room, this course will teach you the skills and mindset for when the airway is difficult, the patient sick, the environment challenging, or all of the above.
The CCAM Course is designed for trainees, specialists and senior nurses in Intensive Care, Anaesthesia, Emergency, Pre-Hospital and Rural/Remote Medicine, and paramedics. The course covers advanced techniques, so you will gain maximum benefit if you have some prior airway experience.
***Doctors – please note that you should have at least 3 months experience in anaesthesia before you attend the course***
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.
“Two days learning to escape the airway ‘Vortex’… Best course I’ve attended”
“Practical and on-point. I highly recommend for ED/ICU/Gas docs”
“Brilliant two days….Interactive, fun, well-organised, & most of all – useful!”
“Excellent confidence-builder in critical airway skills”
“Great hands-on experience”
“Excellent scenarios, great feedback”
“Great faculty who are clearly committed to delivering a high quality course”
“It’s rare to meet someone who talks so much and so enthusiastically and none of it is nonsense”
“Loved the dynamic teaching and delivery – perfect mix of didactic and practical sessions “
Continuing Professional Development
INTERACTIVE SESSIONS AND SKILL STATIONS
All sessions are 1 hour long – more hands-on time means better muscle memory.
DIFFICULT AIRWAY ALGORITHMS AND CHECKLISTS
Planning for failure and following a rescue strategy
AIRWAY MANAGEMENT OUT OF THE COMFORT ZONE
The CCAM approach to laryngoscopy
Alternative laryngoscope blades and video-laryngoscopy
Fibre optic intubation via a conduit: the LMA, Intubating LMA and Berman airway
The Aintree Intubating Catheter
THE FIBRE OPTIC BRONCHOSCOPE
Assembly, steering and aftercare
Topicalisation of the airway
CAN’T INTUBATE, CAN’T OXYGENATE
Cannula and surgical cricothyroidotomy
EXTUBATION AND AIRWAY EXCHANGE
Equipment and strategies, including the staged extubation kit and airway exchange catheters
Tracheostomy and laryngectomy – what you need to know
Management of airway emergencies
Setting up transport and bedside ventilators
The essentials of mechanical ventilation
Know your kit and how it can be organised to decrease stress and increase patient safety
The knowledge and skills you acquire on the course will be put to the test in five high-fidelity simulated scenarios. These are conducted in our state-of-the-art in-situ simulation room (a working ICU bed space), so realism is high. The room has full audio-visual capabilities to allow for remote viewing and video-reflexive feedback, and you will be debriefed by experts in a safe learning environment.