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Classroom LearningAirway Management is a unique program designed to give students the chance to learn, practice and demonstrate their ability in applying many airway skills used in resuscitation. Students increase their awareness of various airway products and skills required. The course is designed into units, and some are optional, so facilitators can present the units that meet the students’ needs.

The course provides training for:
  • Healthcare providers whose occupation or volunteer activities require airway management skills 
  • Professionals in the field of resuscitation and airway management
  • Skills video demonstrations reinforce proper technique
  • Simple course flow of skills demonstration, skills practice and skills testing
  • The course units cover required topics and offer optional topics based on needs
  • Video includes computer-generated animation
  • Classroom format is ideal for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Purchase Options

AHA Training Centers

Use our Find a Course tool to locate an AHA Training Center in your area that offers classroom and skills sessions.

AHA Approved Distributors

Visit one of our Distributors to purchase course materials.

Channing Bete Company

Laerdal Medical Corporation


Course Content

  • Bag-mask ventilation and airway adjuncts
  • Laryngeal mask airway
  • Esophageal-tracheal combitube
  • Endotracheal tube
  • Impedance threshold devise

Additional Information

80-1465    Airway Management Facilitator Manual

80-1455    Airway Management DVD

AHA Instructor Network (opens new window)

Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)

Instruction of all modules requires 5 hours.
Course length can vary depending on needs and the units taught.

Airway Management Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Q: Does the AHA determine the cost for all training courses and the accompanying course materials?

A: Costs for courses and materials are determined by Training Centers or Instructors and may vary. The AHA does not regulate price; however, provides its authorized distributors suggested retail pricing on course materials.

Certificate of Completion. This course does not provide AHA course card certification, but instead is designed solely to enhance students’ airway management skills.

In the classroom, an Airway Management Facilitator conducts video-guided instruction and skill demonstrations, and works with students to complete hands-on skills practice and skills testing.

Continuing Education (CE) for the AHA’s Airway Management Course expired on November 13, 2017.

CE will not be renewed for this course.