Northumbria Airway Workshop

We are holding ONE-DAY NAW on 06 & 07 Oct 2021

06 Oct 2021 Course full

07 Oct 2021  – Course full

To check availability or to be on the waiting list, please send your details via ‘contact us’ form 

ONE DAY – NAW Programme

Course Venue – Village Hotel Newcastle
Cobalt Business Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE27 0BY, UK

11-12 May 2022 – Waiting list only

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing rules and hospital guidelines it may not be possible to offer fiberoptic intubation (FOI) on a patient till the pandemic is over.

Instead we may hold ONE-DAY NAW in May 2022

You will achieve all the practical skills except FOI on a patient

NAW is DAS approved and is awarded 10 CPD for 2-DAY & 6 CPD for ONE-DAY NAW by the Royal College of Anaesthetists

NAW is all about difficult airway management

NAW is advance difficult airway management course, we do not teach basic intubation skills. 

Doctors attending NAW must be proficient in basic airway management skills including use of supraglottic airway devices and standard endotracheal intubation. 

NAW has provided a platform for difficult airway training since 2004. From airway assessment to fibreoptic intubation on an anaesthetised patient, all is taught in 2 days.

We teach extensive hands-on practical skills.

NAW attracts national and international delegates.

For individual attention the delegates number is limited to 10 doctors and 2 anaesthetic nurses/ODPs.

NAW is suitable for all grades of anaesthetists, anaesthetic nurses/ODPs and other specialties like A&E, intensive care respiratory physicians who want to learn advance airway techniques.

We recommend at least one year of anaesthetics experience before attending the workshop. 

NAW is also suitable for anaesthetic nurses/ODPs and other specialties like A&E, intensive care respiratory physicians who want to learn advance airway techniques.

Non UK delegates are also welcome. If you are not registered with GMC then please provide a valid copy of your medical council registration. We will also need proof of your Hep B status (For 2-Day NAW only).

Delegates will learn

♦ Difficult Airway Society Guidelines

♦  APA/DAS Paediatric Airway Guidelines

Awake Tracheal Intubation & Fibreoptic Intubation under general anaesthesia lectures

 Awake Tracheal Intubation on a manikin including fibreoptic and VL

 Video Assisted Fibreoptic Intubation (VAFI) on a manikin

 Nasal endoscopy on a manikin

 Techniques of fibreoptic intubation on manikin, including use of Aintree catheter and 2nd generation SAD etc

♦ Each participating doctor will perform fibreoptic intubation on an anaesthetised patient, under supervision*  – Not possible under present circumstances.  

 Videolaryngoscopes and other difficult airway management devices**

 Cricothyroidotomy including animal model (Animal model on 2-DAY NAW only)

Tracheostomy Crisis Management


 Human factor

 Ultrasound Neck & Gastric

♦ Scenario-based discussion

♦ Simulation station on difficult airway management

* The Nurses/ODPs will not perform FOI on patient instead they will take up their roll on the 2nd day.

** We do our best to get most of the new intubation aids, but the availability depends upon the medical representatives and can not be guaranteed.