Airway Management


Airway 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.

In this classroom-based, Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA Airway Management Instructor to complete Airway Management skills practice and skills testing. Students may also complete a written exam.

The course provides training for healthcare providers whose occupation or volunteer activities require airway management skills as well as professionals in the field of resuscitation and airway management who might encounter emergency situations needing airway management during their work. These include:

  • Physicians and nurses not specializing in pediatrics
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • EMTs
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Prehospital and in-facility healthcare providers (outside of critical-care areas)


  • Video based course ensures consistency
  • Instructor led, hands on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Student manual may come with new Pocket Reference Card, designed to provide quick emergency information to the rescuer at any time.
  • Updated Science based content
  • Improves competency in pediatric basic life support
  • Skills video demonstrations reinforce proper technique
  • 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)

Course Content:

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

Course Materials:

  • Airway Management Student Manual (PDRE Student Materials)
  • Airway Management Student Manual (PDRE Student Materials)
  • Airway Management Facilitator Manual (PDRE Instructor Materials)
  • Airway Management DVD (PDRE Instructor Materials)

Course Format:

  • Classroom-based
  • Initial Provider Course:
    • Requires approximately 5 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing; with additional time for breaks and lunch
  • Renewal Course:
    • Requires approximately 3 hours, including skills practice and skills testing; with additional time for breaks and lunch
  • Course time based on 1 instructor: 6 student
  • Course length can vary depending on needs and the units taught

Course Prerequisites:

  • Present your expired American Heart Association (AHA) Airway Management Certificate of Completion to be considered a renewing provider and pay a reduced price for the course
    • We do not accept non-AHA provider cards
    •  Please sign up for PDRE’s accredited Airway Management for Healthcare Providers course and receive the most globally recognized AHA provider card
  • Airway Management Student Guide (PDRE Student Materials)
    • Airway Management Student Guide (PDRE Student Materials)
    • A current 2015 Airway Management Student Guide is required to attend the course
    • Purchase the 2015 book from PDRE for $25 during online class enrollment or before the start of the course at our facilityo Please bring your book if you own the most up-to-date version
  • Airway Management Facilitator Manual (PDRE Instructor Materials)
    • A current 2015 Airway Management Facilitator Manual is required to instruct the AHA course
    • Purchase the 2015 book from PDRE for $60 during online class enrollment or before the start of the course at our facility
    • Please bring your book if you own the most up-to-date version

Course Fee:

  • Initial (first-time) Providers: $125
  • Renewing Providers: $150


Students who successfully complete the Airway Management Course, including the following components, will receive an Airway Management Certificate of Completion, valid for two years:

  • 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.

Scheduling & Discounts:

  • Register early because classroom-based courses fill-up quickly
  • Enrollment is limited
  • Course scheduling is subject to change without notice
  • Please call us if you have any questions or for discounted group rates and seasonal promotions!
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Our AHA ACLS instructor, Dr. Nuqui, was very knowledgeable, experienced, supportive, and entertaining. Most of all, I really appreciated how well organized and engaging the initial provider course was conducted in a pleasant and comfortable learning environment. Not only was the training site facility brand-new but everything from the student materials, training AEDs, intubation equipment and manikins were up-to-date and in excellent condition.

William, MD

I was very impressed with how professional and enjoyable my ACLS and PALS renewal classes were at Palm Desert Resuscitation Education! As an emergency medicine registered nurse working at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, I wanted to be educated with the most commonly seen cardiac arrhythmias and their treatment but also needed classes that were attention grabbing and fun. Palm Desert Resuscitation Education instructors definitely kept my attention during the lengthy courses by having a balanced sense of humor, pertinent and brilliant instructions, and excellent case scenario discussions.

Rickey, RN

I highly recommend this training facility as your go-to CPR certification site for your healthcare job because Dr. Nuqui is not only passionate about saving lives but is awesome when it comes to teaching you the proper techniques of resuscitation including compressions, airway management, and defibrillator use. He shares his medical and teaching experiences while making you feel relaxed, stimulated, and well informed with the current AHA guidelines. He taught me exactly what I needed to know to be ready when cardiac arrest happens.

Ashley, LVN
During my Basic Life Support (BLS) class, I was given all of the necessary skills to be confident and not be afraid if ever one of my patients or family members collapses due to a heart condition, such as a heart attack. PDRE’s instructors and staff provide a very friendly, informative, humorous, interesting, and stress-free class that makes me want to personally refer all of my friends and family to do their CPR training at PDRE. Do not hesitate to try the best American Heart Association courses in the Desert Cities!
Karina, medical assistant and phlebotomist
As an elementary teacher who needed to be responsible for many students, I wanted to learn first aid basics and CPR in case I encounter a time when one of my students may either be choking, bleeding, seizes, faints, breaks a bone, sprains a muscle, becomes allergic, passes out, and experiences other first aid emergencies. Palm Desert Resuscitation Education’s first aid basics and CPR classroom course, which were held in our elementary school, was the perfect out-of-site learning setting to practice first aid basics and CPR for medical and injury emergencies. All of the staff and school employees are truly thankful and now self-assured to be able to provide possible practical first aid basics and CPR to our students, associates, friends or relatives. From my experience, Palm Desert Resuscitation Education quite honestly has the greatest, most efficient and personable instructors teaching top-of-the-line healthcare certification courses.
Gary, elementary teacher
Dr. Nuqui and his staff were truly amazing when I needed my BLS certification for my personal training business. He was very efficient and thorough with all of the course content and materials including the new guideline changes so that we are all up-to-date when it comes to performing effective CPR and step-by-step use of an AED. It was very easy to listen to him because he is not only a great instructor but is outgoing and personable. He really made the class enjoyable and easy to understand. I would definitely go back here for my BLS recertification.
Roel, personal trainer
Being a member of an exclusive golf club in the Palm Springs area, I was surprised by how much I learned in adult CPR and AED use, first aid basics, medical emergencies, injury emergencies, and environmental emergencies during an exciting and educational course held by Dr. Nuqui and other instructors in our private Club House. You never know when someone needs help, especially when we are out in the golf course, and those minutes before the first responders get to our location can be vital. Thus, those important medical techniques that Dr. Nuqui presented to us clearly could possibly save one of our participant’s lives. I now feel very comfortable that our golf club members were trained the proper way and can respond to almost any medical emergency.
Pat, General Manager
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