The Difficult Airway Course: EMS To Be Offered Through Authorized Training Centers World-Wide

Open to paramedic and EMT initial training programs and continuing education providers


| Monday, May 12, 2014

FARMINGTON, Connecticut — First Airway, LLC, developers of The Difficult Airway Course: EMS and Fundamentals of Airway Management, is pleased to announce a new delivery model for these industry leading courses.

Beginning in 2014, The Difficult Airway Course: EMS and Fundamentals of Airway Management will be offered through Authorized Training Centers world-wide. Authorized Training Centers (ATCs) are able to independently deliver these courses using First Airway’s state-of-the-art, evidence-based curriculum and materials. This delivery method will make The Difficult Airway Course: EMS and Fundamentals of Airway Management accessible to more healthcare professionals.

The training center opportunity is open to paramedic and EMT initial training programs and continuing education providers nationally and internationally. Authorized Training Centers must meet several criteria, including: accreditation by a recognized state, national or international training authority, and an excellent reputation for EMS education and practice. ATCs must also appoint a Local Course Director and have the infrastructure, resources and competencies to run the courses successfully.

“We are excited to introduce this delivery model for our courses,” said Darren Braude, MD, EMT-P, Medical Director of First Airway. “Making The Difficult Airway Course: EMS available to Authorized Training Centers will greatly expand the reach of the courses, creating more opportunities for EMS professionals to receive this vital training. We are equally excited that the courses will be offered throughout the world.”

“As the first in the state [Massachusetts] to achieve CoAEMSP accreditation, we felt that becoming an Authorized Training Center for The Difficult Airway Course: EMS was the next logical step;” said Danielle Thomas, Director of Pro EMS Center for MEDICS, New England’s first Authorized Training Center. “The Difficult Airway Course: EMS has a reputation as the definitive EMS airway course, and we look forward to using it to provide our students with the best in airway management education.”

Currently, ten (10) facilities have been licensed as training centers across the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe, with 27 more in various stages of the approval process. If your facility is interested in becoming an Authorized Training Center, please contact Terry Steele at or 860-679-9285

About Airway Management Education Center, LLC and First Airway, LLC

Airway Management Education Center (AMEC) and First Airway are privately held medical education companies founded by Ron M. Walls, MD, Michael F. Murphy, MD and Robert C. Luten, MD. Their common mission is to save lives and improve patient airway care through education, consulting and resource development. AMEC was formed in 1998 to meet the airway education needs of physicians. First Airway was formed in 2007 to provide airway education for EMS and Critical Care Transport professionals. All EMS programs are directed by First Airway Medical Director Darren Braude, MD, EMT-P. For more information about AMEC and First Airway, please visit

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