Airway Matters: Explore key concepts underlying safe, multidisciplinary airway management

We invite you to join us for a free facilitated run of Airway MattersThis is a flexible online course on safe airway management, starting on 13 March 2023. Airway Matters has attracted 37,000 learners from 164 countries so far and was amongst the Class Central 2021 Edition 100 most successful free online courses.

Complications in airway management can result in devastating outcomes.  How can we improve safety, prevent complications, and be prepared to manage difficulties when they arise? How, in a crisis, can we ensure that human and technical resources are best utilised?  Airway Matters explores answers to these questions.

We are pleased to announce that this facilitated run will also include one week of content entirely dedicated to pre-hospital airway management, created by Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS).

Who is this course for?

Airway Matters is for is for all members of the multidisciplinary team who provide airway support to patients or care for patients with a compromised airway, including:

  • Anaesthetists & Anesthesiologists
  • Operating Department Practitioners
  • Anaesthesia Associates
  • Adult and Paediatric Intensivists
  • Prehospital Care and Emergency Department Doctors
  • Nurses (Recovery, Intensive Care, Anaesthesia, Theatre, Emergency Department)
  • Paramedics
  • ENT and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Physiotherapists
  • Members of the Cardiac Arrest Team
  • Undergraduate healthcare professionals of the above

Airway Matters is FREE. It runs over 6 weeks with a flexible 4 hours of learning per week and is hosted by the UK's largest free online course provider, FutureLearn.  You are welcome to complete the entire course or just focus on the areas most relevant to your area of practice at this time.  

Please use this link to sign up and join us from 13 March 2023.  We look forward to learning with you!

With best wishes
Dr Emilie Hoogenboom
Dr Julian Wijesuriya
Consultant Anaesthetists, University College London Hospitals
Lead Educators for Airway Matters