JDocs: Emergency Airways


CTEC’s JDocs: Emergency Airways workshop is aimed at developing the skills and knowledge of pre-vocational doctors in dealing with the establishment of an airway by means of a surgical approach. It is designed to enhance knowledge and confidence in often challenging emergency procedures deployed when attempts at a basic airway have failed in the clinical setting.

Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, Resident Medical Officers and Unaccredited Registrars. It is highly relevant for those interested in applying for anaesthetics, ED, ICU and surgical specialties.


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Friday, 29 November 2024


This workshop is highly relevant for those interested in applying for anaesthetics, ED, ICU and surgical specialties.This one-day hands-on workshop features practical stations including anatomical landmarks, didactic sessions and case studies and discussions.  Hands-on sessions are guided by expert faculty and focus on the incisions and percutaneous insertions involved in front of neck surgical access techniques.


Workshop Content

Participants will rotate through a number of interactive animal tissue and model practical sessions and presentations.

Airway Management:

  • Airway assessment
  • Establishment of airway - head tilt/ chin lift/jaw thrust
  • Basics of Bag Mask ventilation
  • Oropharyngeal / Nasopharyngeal airways and Capnography
  • Supraglottic airway (LMA/iGel)
  • Emergency Checklist: Team approach/Shared mental model
  • Direct laryngoscopy and video laryngoscopy ETT insertion
  • Failed intubation (CICO/Vortex) 

Surgical Airways - Front of Neck Access Techniques:

  • Anatomy landmarks and surgical cricothyrotomy 
  • Emergency needle cricothyrotomy

Chest Drains - Placement & Management:

  • Chest drainage
  • Intercostal catheter insertion and suturing 
  • Thoracentesis 
  • Needle decompression for tension pneumothorax

Workshop Inclusions

  • Practical sessions featuring RACS certified techniques
  • Practical sessions with animal tissue
  • Didactic sessions
  • All meals and refreshments
  • Limited places to maximise practical learning time


2024 Fee

WA Participant: $850
Non-WA Participant:  $1250


COVID-19 Information for Workshop Participants

CTEC Terms & Conditions

Workshop content, date and convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.


Accreditations or CPD Approvals

This workshop is approved in the ACEM CPD Program for 7.5 hours in Educational Activities.
Approval is being sought for 2024 with CPD Home.


"This is not an area we are exposed to much as junior doctors, therefore good to get some expsoure."
"Excellent chest drain workshop, really good airways... airways really well explained and taught better than in other courses."
"The faculty were very approachable and helpful."
"Gave me confidence and taught me new skills."
- 2024 Workshop Participants


The University of Western Australia
Entrance No.2
Hackett Drive, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia

For more information contact

Elisha Thompson
Course Coordinator
T +61 8 6488 8695

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