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Table of Contents

Module 1: Preparatory 

Module 2: Airway 

Module 3: Patient Assessment 

Module 4: Medical/Behavioral Emergencies and OB/GYN 

Module 5: Trauma 

Module 6: Infants and Children 

Module 7: Operations 

Module 8: Advanced Airway (Elective)