Course Details

Course Details.

An Obstetric specific difficult airways course, helping all grades of anaesthetist and ODP manage the obstetric difficult airway with confidence. This one day course comprises lectures, workshops and simulation, with a multidisciplinary approach. 

Lectures include:

-       Background to obstetric airways (NAP 4 & 5, MMBRACE and OAA/DAS guidelines)

-       Human factors

-       Pre-intubation checklists

Workshops cover:

-       Safe Obstetric General Anaesthesia, with videolaryngoscopes and Optiflow

-       Obstetric failed intubation, supraglottic airway devices and secondary intubation

-       Front of neck access

-       Discussion regarding decision to wake/ proceed


-       Are multidisciplinary

-       Use high fidelity manikins

-       Provide a safe environment to practice team work and human factors


This course is run by a consultant faculty with interests in obstetric difficult airways. It is supported by multiple equipment representatives, enabling delegates to have hands on experience with a wide variety of equipment, and develop their techniques for difficult intubation in a safe environment. The course has been running since 2014 with excellent feedback, and is accredited for 6 CPD points by the RCoA.

Course programme

Course Dates

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Contact Details

Dr Laura Hammon: [email protected] / [email protected]

Course Website

Course Fee

Anaesthetics: Trainee £65, Consultant £100
Obstetrics: Trainee £20, Consultant £35
ODP: £20