Managing the Difficult Airway Short Course

Managing the Difficult Airway Short Course

The workshop aims to develop and update participants’ knowledge and skills whilst ensuring that continuing professional and personal development needs are met.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

half day workshop


School of Health Sciences

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Thursday 7 January 2016 (1.30pm – 4.30pm)

Entry Requirements:

This course is aimed at perioperative practitioners and ICU/HDU staff.

Course Content

Course Outline:
The workshop will provide an opportunity for you to gain hands-on experience of the contemporary equipment used to manage the difficult airway, including video laryngoscopes, awake fibre-optic intubation and cricothyrotomy puncture.

Content will be tailored in light of new guidelines on this topic to be announced earlier in November 2015 by the Difficult Airway Society.  

Who should attend?

Perioperative practitioners and ICU/HDU staff.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

Both facilitators, Mike Huntington and Mike Donnellon, have facilitated the previous two CPD workshops on this topic and have extensive knowledge of theoretical and clinical management of the difficult airway.

Learning outcome & aims

  • Review clinical approaches that promote and maintain ventilation and respiration during and following emergence from anaesthesia
  • Appraise equipment and techniques appropriate to managing the difficult airway
  • Develop an awareness of the human factors pertinent to managing the difficult airway

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


Attendee feedback from last workshop session:

‘Very educational, lecturers were friendly and approachable, enjoyed the hands on aspect of the workstations – great course!’

‘I thought the workshop was well thought out. I enjoyed it very much’

Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE


How to Apply

These workshops are available as part of the Service Level Agreement which UCLan has with a number of local NHS Trusts. If you wish to apply using this funding please gain the support of your line manager and complete the online application through

Alternatively, self-funding applicants please book online at

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us:
email or call 01772 893808


About UCLan

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Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400