Course Details

DAS approved course

The course is aimed at consultants, specialist trainees and ODPs.

Alder Hey is one of only four stand-alone paediatric trusts in the UK. It is home to the supra-regional craniofacial unit, the regional cleft lip and palate unit, and a tertiary referral centre for ENT surgery.

This course aims to teach delegates the techniques for managing the difficult paediatric airway that are practiced at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, with meticulous attention to detail regarding the selection and use of appropriate equipment.

Skills workshops in the morning focus on equipment and techniques for difficult intubation in children.

Workshops include the use of flexible fibrescopes, the Bonfils and Brambrink rigid optical stylets, rigid bronchoscopes, techniques for emergency cricothyroidotomy and equipment and techniques for single-lung ventilation.

The afternoon entails scenario based training with case scenarios based on cases that have been managed at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. This will afford candidates the opportunity to formulate a management plan, practice their chosen technique on airway simulators using the equipment they have selected, and review the actual management of the case.

The course is limited to 12 delegates to allow plenty of hands-on practice and the opportunity for discussion and questions.

Lunch is included

Thank you and kind regards,

Richard Craig

Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist

Jackson Rees Department of Anaesthesia

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital




Alder Hey Paediatric Difficult Airway Course Programme

Course Dates

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Contact Details

Kim Bennett


Jackson Rees Department of Anaesthesia

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Eaton Road, Liverpool L12 2AP

Direct Tel: (0151 252 5223)

Course Website

[email protected]

Course Fee

£ 150 for consultants and £ 100 for trainees