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Skills labs Pricing: $195 Per Person
Advanced Airway Techniques Lab
Emergency physicians must be experts in airway management. This lab is designed to provide hands-on experience in several key emergency airway management techniques and adjuncts including bougies, supraglottic airways, cricothyrotomy, video-laryngoscopy and flexible scopes. Devices will include Glidescope, C-mac, Airtraq, King Vision and intubating bronchoscopes. The skills of this lab will then be integrated with clinical application during case discussion.
Critical Care Sim Lab
The ED is home to the experts for resuscitation of the undifferentiated critically ill patient. So many decisions in the first hours of resuscitation will impact the patients course in the ICU but have to be made with little information. However, with advances in technology there are opportunities to better target therapies to care for patients in shock. This workshop will provide hands-on opportunities to practice using noninvasive monitoring in simulated patients to drive their initial resuscitation.
Critical Care Ultrasound Lab
The practicing emergency physician needs to be able to utilize ultrasound effectively in the evaluation of the critically ill patient. This hands-on practical lab will highlight the use of ultrasound to perform a EFAST scan, to dynamically monitor and measure the IVC in the setting of hypovolemic shock, and to detect pericardial effusion and perform ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis.
ED Ventilator Management Lab
Imagine you just intubated the sickest patient you have seen in months, the RT is off tonight and the helicopter is not flying. This hands-on ventilator management session will empower you to maximize the patient's outcomes and reduce your anxiety when the vent alarms.
During this hands-on lab, participants will rotate among stations: nasopharyngoscopy, peritonsillar abscess drainage and management of bleeding from the nasopharyngeal passages.
Mothers and Babies: Emergent Delivery and Pediatric Resuscitation Lab
In this lab, you will get hands-on practice with emergent and difficult deliveries, neonatal resuscitation, and critical pediatric procedures using high-fidelity simulation mannequins. After this session, you will feel more comfortable and confident with those rare but high-stakes situations with deliveries, resuscitation and procedures for sick children.
Transvenous Pacemaker Lab
Patients with unstable bradycardias frequently require insertion of a transvenous pacemaker as part of their initial ED resuscitation. Although this is a relatively common procedure in the hospital setting, it isn’t done all that often in the emergency department. The procedure for insertion of a transvenous pacemaker is straightforward but creates quite a bit of anxiety for providers who haven’t inserted one in a while. This lab will teach you the steps of pacemaker insertion and what to do once it has been placed. Participants completing this workshop will gain confidence in taking care of this group of critically ill patients.
Procedural Ultrasound Lab
Procedural Ultrasound helps clinicians safely perform an increasing number of common, rare, and even heroic procedures. The Procedural Ultrasound lab provides deliberate practice with expert feedback on a variety of Ultrasound-guided procedures including venous access, pericardiocentesis, thoracentesis, arthrocentesis, nerve blocks, and lumbar puncture.
Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Lab
During this hands-on lab, participants will perform simulations of all the regional anesthesia blocks described in the lecture: distal forearm, brachial plexus, femoral, cluneal, paraspinal, popliteal, etc. Attendees will employ the use of phantoms, patient models, & their fellow participants themselves as anatomic fodder. A representative sample of currently available ultrasound machines will be used.