Pre-Hospital Airway Management

Tuition: $39
Hours: 1


Course Description

Airway management is a primary consideration in the field of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency medicine. This one-hour distance based course will provide Doctors of Chiropractic with current information concerning airway management in an emergent situation. We will cover basic and some advanced techniques, stopping before intubation and surgical methods. The course is designed for the general practice Doctor of Chiropractic who works at athletic events, the CCSP and DACBSP who work the sideline at sporting events and the health care practitioner who wants to be ready or knowledgeable when confronted with an emergent situation.


The content of this course is provided through online reading material in which the learner’s participation (time) is actively tracked and logged. A minimum of one hour is required. A 15 question (multiple choice) learning outcome examination is administered at the termination of the course.

No textbooks required. Computer and Internet service required for completion of this course. Funding sources and potential conflicts of interest statement: No funds were received, underwritten or subsidized by any vendors of any goods including supplies or services for this course.


In this course the learner will study:

  1. Scene Safety.
  2. BSI.
  3. General Impression.
  4. Level of Consciousness/Responsiveness.
  5. Calling 911
  6. ABCs/CABs
  7. Assess Airway.
  8. Airway Obstruction.
  9. Suction.
  10. Breathing.
  11. Oxygen.
  12. Summary/Recap


Recognize an emergency situation, assess and open an airway, clear an airway, prevent it from closing and understand oxygen use.


This syllabus is a representation of the requirements for successful completion of the course, containing the objectives, content, organization, and evaluation processes. It is the student’s responsibility to read, comprehend, and act on the syllabus’ objectives, content, and requirements. The faculty teaching this course reserves the right to reasonably alter the sequence of activities, assignment dates, and evaluation and assignment methods or styles. Every effort will be made to inform the class members in advance of such changes. Students are responsible for following the syllabus and any changes instituted by the faculty. Should there be any questions or need for reasonable interpretation of clarification of the syllabus, the student must contact the lead course instructor/syllabus author(s) to obtain answers to the above.

All opinions, viewpoints and recommendations contained in this presentation represent those of the author alone and do not represent the opinions, viewpoints or recommendations of any organization with which the author may be affiliated, including, without limitation, the USOC or/and the ACBSP.