This one-day course is designed for medical providers, advanced practice providers, and other medical professionals who may be preparing to work in rural areas as well as experienced providers who may have limited experience with airway management techniques. 

This course will prepare clinicians working in the emergency department or prehospital environment for essential airway management to stabilize a patient needed to initially manage an airway emergency.  In addition to skills, this course will focus on assessment, evaluation, and the decision-making processes involved with airway management. 

This is an excellent predecessor to the CALS 2-day Provider Course for individuals wanting more time and experience honing their basic airway management skills in a personalized, small course environment. 

The CALS Program education focuses on the team and specializes in rural and resource limited environments. Healthcare team members are encouraged to attend together. It is a practical hands-on approach designed to familiarize and build confidence of essential airway skills.  


  1. Orient to basic airway anatomy and assessment techniques
  2. Effectively use appropriate equipment needed to manage an airway emergency
  3. Explore airway management skills
  4. Investigate techniques and medications involved with rapid sequence intubation
  5. Understand oxygenation needs prior and during airway management procedures
  6. Describe initial basic ventilator management
  7. Gain experience in the team management of an airway emergency using small-group scenario-based simulations


Instructional Design 

The material will be presented in small group format using:  

Interactive Discussion 



Hands-on skills with adult and pediatric manikins 

Take-away materials to include presentations, equipment lists, and material options for further learning 



Validation will be done by short multiple-choice test and successfully completing an intubation sequence simulation experience.