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Rural generalist anaesthesia (RGA) training: Airway management

There are seven Clinical Fundamentals (CFs), which define the fundamental specialty knowledge and skills of anaesthetists applicable across all areas of practice.

They are: general anaesthesia and sedation; airway management; regional and local anaesthesia; perioperative medicine; pain medicine; resuscitation, trauma and crisis management; and safety and quality in anaesthetic practice.

This guide contains resources to aid in developing knowledge and skills in these areas through RGA training.

Airway management

Recommended resources are listed below. Additional airway management resources can be accessed via the Airway management guide.

AudioDigest Spotlight

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ANZCA professional documents

Recommended professional documents are listed below. The full suite of ANZCA professional documents can be accessed via the college page.

Can't Intubate, Can't Oxygenate (CICO)

EdWISE e-Learning Site
Airway e-Learning Module. Note: Users need to create a [free] user account to access module.

The Vortex approach website has a number of Vortex-related resources.

The Vortex approach by Nick Chrimes
Chrimes N, Fritz P. The Vortex approach: Management of the unanticipated difficult airway. Free eBook, 2013. ISBN: 9781301795505.

Suggested reading


Recommended apps are listed below, sorted by area. Additional information about ANZCA-subscribed/supported apps can be found on the Apps library guide.


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