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ATTAAC Airway Management Course

Clinical Training


Target Audience

Consultant anaesthetists and registrars in advanced training


Consultant anaesthetists and registrars in advanced training

Course Coordinator

Dr Adam Rehak


2 days


$1705 consultant anaesthetist

$852.50 anaesthetic registrar (limited places)


May 22-23, 2020

October 23-24, 2020

Maximum Participants


Course Description

The Advanced Technical and Teamwork training for Anaesthetic Airway Crises (ATTAAC) course aims to provide effective strategies for managing both anticipated difficult airways and unanticipated airway emergencies. With a focus on technical skills, decision making, communication and teamwork, the course aims to provide the skills to prevent airway crises where possible, and to optimise management of time-critical airway emergencies.


 Topics covered    

  1. Human factors in airway management

  2. Airway planning for both anticipated and unanticipated difficulty

  3. The “threatened airway” – what works and what doesn’t

  4. Techniques for safely managing the anticipated difficult airway

  5. Teamwork and situational awareness during unanticipated airway crises

  6. CICO Rescue strategies and skills


Training Methods

  • Immersive scenarios with personalised feedback and debriefing

  • Hands-on skills workshops including fibreoptic intubation, CICO Rescue techniques and THRIVE nasal-oxygen delivery

  • Pause & discuss scenarios

  • Video and case-based learning exercises

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Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre

Level 6 Kolling Building,

Royal North Shore Hospital

Reserve Rd, St Leonards, NSW 2065.

Tel: +61 (2) 9926 4620

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