Critical Airway and Respiratory Management (CARM)

This one-day course covers topics related to life-threatening emergencies affecting airway and breathing. Course faculty consists of emergency physicians with extensive clinical experience in managing patients with critical illness. Participants are expected to introduce their own clinical experiences to make their learning more relevant. This course is designed to complement the Cardiac Emergencies Course.
The workshop content includes:

  • Recognise the importance of oxygenation and ventilation in the assessment and management of the critically ill patient
  • Describe the indications, contraindications and technique for endotracheal intubation
  • Perform airway management: including use of airway adjuncts and rapid sequence intubation, and failed intubation pathway techniques.
  • Assess the patient with respiratory distress and failure
  • Use non-invasive and invasive oxygenation and ventilation strategies according to clinical indication
  • Manage patients with foreign body airway obstruction, haemoptysis, acute asthma, COPD, acute pulmonary oedema, pneumothorax, pleural effusions, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, croup, bronchiolitis, and thoracic injuries affecting airway, oxygenation and ventilation
  • Perform pleural decompression and drainage
  • Interpret blood gases and chest x-rays in the context of respiratory illness and injury.

Date: Saturday 6 September
Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm 
Eligibility: All medical practitioners, emergency department doctors and nurses, and paramedics. Priority is given to those working in the local region.
Cost: $150.00
This program is accredited with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) for continuing professional development points and is approved for the Emergency Medicine, Rural Procedural Grants Program.

Click here to register your interest for the course. All successful applicants will receive written confirmation and an invoice for payment.

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