Training in airway management

Anaesthesia. 2002 Oct;57(10):967-83. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2044.2002.02830.x.


Management of the airway is central to the practice of anaesthesia, yet trainees frequently feel poorly trained in this area. A large range of skills needs to be acquired, but there are often problems providing training on live patients. We review the different modalities available for training and assessment in airway management.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesiology / education*
  • Animals
  • Clinical Competence*
  • Education, Medical, Graduate / methods*
  • Fiber Optic Technology / education
  • Humans
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / standards*
  • Laryngeal Masks
  • Models, Animal
  • Teaching Materials