Beyond BASIC Airway Management Course


This two-day interactive course, an addition to the Basic Assessment & Support in Intensive Care (BASIC) series, is designed to give participants a structured approach to management of the upper airway.

The course includes pre-course reading (course manual provided), pre-course and post-course MCQs, e-learning, classroom lectures and and skill stations. 

Course objectives

The course is designed to give intensive care or anaesthetics trainees a structured approach to management of the upper airway. The main focus will be the skill stations, to develop hands-on expertise in rescue techniques and decision-making in a crisis situation.

Case studies will be used to illustrate situation awareness and decision making.

The course will cover:

  • direct and indirect laryngoscopy (video laryngoscopy)
  • laryngeal mask airways
  • double lumen tube intubation
  • bronchoscopy and fibre-optic intubation
  • tracheostomy and cricothyrotomy
  • intubation planning, airway assessment
  • anticipated and unanticipated difficult intubation
  • endotracheal tube exchange
  • acute upper airway obstruction
  • paediatric airway management

Who is it for?     

Applicants with minimum 3 months experience of intensive care or anaesthesia with basic upper airway skills. 

The course is intended for trainees or advanced critical care practitioners in Intensive Care Medicine (ICM), trainees in Anaesthetics or Emergency Medicine (EM) who have been rotated to ICU.  

Numbers are strictly limited.


11th – 12th  September 2024


Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre 
Royal Brompton Hospital
South Parade


  • Early bird fee (£300) till 14 July 2024
  • Standard rate (£350) before 14 August 2024.
  • Subsidised rate (£200) available for Advanced Critical Care Practitioners.

Refreshments will be provided.

How to register

To register your place, please email Amy Chan-Dominy.   

Please note: deadline for registrations is Wednesday 14 August 2024, and places are limited.

Refund policy

A full refund will be given if cancellation occurs before 28 August 2024 (2 weeks before course start date).