Choice of Airway

The micro skills course outlines when it is appropriate to use an endotracheal tube or a laryngeal mask airway and situations when the decision may not be clear.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Anaesthetists

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. List the factors that determine which airway device is selected for different clinical situations;
  2. Select the correct airway device for examples of common clinical situations, recognizing that sometimes either might be used;
  3. State the limitations of each technique

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.