Nairobi Airway Course 2017

Welcome!  This page serves as a repository for materials and references for the 2017 Nairobi Airway Course, hosted at the Nairobi Surgical Skills Centre with kind assistance of Karl Storz.

The reference book for the course is the “Core Airway Skills” manual, adapted from “Advanced Airway Management” by Dr John Roos and Dr Ross Hofmeyr.  You can download the second edition of the manual free here:

Core Airway Skills Manual – Nairobi 2017 (v2.0.3)

Specific learning materials are available for each of the practical stations.  Click any of the links below to access:


Rescue intubation through supraglottic airways

Watch these videos:

There is extensive further information and useful training videos on the supraglottic airway (SGA) page here on OpenAirway

Paediatric intubation

For reference materials on paediatric difficult airways, you can download this file:

Paediatric difficult airway reference materials

For more images and ideas, browse these two presentations:

Rigid optical/video stylets

To learn more about the physics and construction of endoscopic airway equipment, you can access these notes, written for the UCT FCA 1 Refresher in 2017:

Hofmeyr – Endoscopic Airway Equipment

There are many additional resources – including training videos which you can make use of to prepare for the course – available here on OpenAirway.  See the relevant page links:

This course would not be possible without the academic support of the Department of Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, and logistical support of Karl Storz Endoscopy – thank you!

Title image: Nairobi Skyline, Wikipedia creative commons, user Mkimemia

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