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Hands-on, Interactive Labs & Workshops

OhioHealth Critical Care Simulation Lab   $99

Pre-conference: Sunday, October 22nd  |  1300 -  1700h
Limited to 30 participants

Students will navigate critical care scenarios involving high acuity / low occurrence situations designed to enhance critical thinking and promote confidence in advanced psychomotor skills. Our physician, nursing and paramedic educators and simulationists will lead students through a variety of stations including cricothyrotomy, escarotomy, pericardiocentesis, difficult airways, open thoracotomy and 3% Saline infusions.

Offsite Location:
Ohio Health Doctor’s Hospital
Heritage Center for Osteopathic Medical Education, Simulation Lab 5100 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43228

OhioHealth is a 15-minute car ride from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Transportation to OhioHealth facility will be the participant’s responsibility. A ride share gathering point will be available near AMTC Registration so that attendees may travel together (if preferred).

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Ultrasound in Critical Care Transport    $99

Tuesday, October 24th  |  0800 -  1200h

This class will give novice learners the fundamental concepts required to effectively begin using ultrasound in critical care and transport medicine. We will cover basic ultrasound probe selection, machine setup, and adjustments required to obtain necessary views with the ultrasound machine. Students will be shown and then guided through the main exams used in Critical Care Transport - eFAST (Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma) and RUSH (Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension).

Part 1: The lab will start with a general 30 minute overview lecture about the basics of ultrasound, most importantly discussing depth and gain. A brief explanation of the main ultrasound probes used will be provided.

Part 2: Lecture and Hands-on Scanning - Understand basic components of eFAST exam (1hr 30min). Explain key views obtained including perihepatic space (including Morison's pouch or the hepatorenal recess), perisplenic space, pericardium, and the pelvis. Identify key structures including the diaphragm, liver, spleen, kidneys, lungs, bladder, uterus, Morison’s pouch, Pelvic cul-de-sac, free fluid in the abdomen and pelvic area, pneumothorax, hemothorax, cardiac tamponade. Identify and discuss meaning and potential management of abnormal findings.

Understand basic heart function (1hr) (hypo, normal, hyperdynamic) using parasternal long (PSL) axis view. Identify key abnormalities in this view and how to apply that clinically. Introduce the concept of estimating fluid volume status using inferior vena cava (IVC) measurement. Introduce pulmonary A-lines and B-lines.

Part 3: Review and open scanning (1hr). Hands on scanning and discussion.

Main Presenter: David M. Kaniecki, DNP, APRN-CNP, ACNP-C, RN, CCRN – Nurse Practitioner / Education Director, Metro Life Flight / Case Western Reserve University
Craig Bates, MD, MS, FACEP – Division Director of Lifeflight, The MetroHealth System
Robert L. Grabowski, DNP, MBA, APRN-CNP, AGACNP-BC, CPNP-AC, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, CMTE, EMT-P – Chief Flight Nurse Practitioner, Metro Life Flight, The MetroHealth System
David Holloway, MSN, ACNP, CCRN, CFRN – Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, Cleveland Clinic

Mechanical Ventilation Lab - 2 Options     $69

Pre-conference: Sunday, October 22nd  |  1300 -  1700h
Monday, October 23rd  |   0800 - 1200h
Each session limited to 16 participants

Mechanical ventilation is an essential skill for any provider who has advanced airway management as a part of their scope of practice. Mechanical ventilation is the great equalizer in the transport environment. Through a mix of both lecture and hands on manipulation of the ventilator, this workshop will provide a foundational knowledge of mechanical ventilation, followed by utilization of lung simulators and case studies to solidify your newfound knowledge and prepare you for your next intubated patient.

Learning Objectives:
Sam Matta, RN, CFRN, CCRN, NRP, Johns Hopkins Lifeline

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Motivational Leadership – Getting the Most Out of Your Team    $59
Pre-conference: Sunday, October 22nd  |  1245 -  1615h

This foundational workshop will help you learn how to maximize the individual strengths of your team members, successfully implement change within your organization, and take your team to the next level. We will start by understanding the phases that a project must go through to be successful. Next, you will discover the phrase of a project where your motivation is highest and how you can best contribute to the team that you are currently working alongside. And finally, we will help you better understand the key roles that your teammates fill during the life cycle of a project.

Jenn Liebman, Director of Clinical Services, Guardian Flight
Jared Sherman, VP of Operations, GMR

Cardiopulmonary Hands-On Dissection Lab    $29  
Tuesday, October 25th   |   1400 - 1600h
Session limited to 30 participants

Come learn the basics of cardiopulmonary by joining this hands on dissection lab. Attendees of this lab will learn to identify important concepts regarding differences in adult and pediatric airway structures and apply these concepts to assessment and management of the critical care patient regardless of age. They will also learn to identify respiratory and cardiovascular anatomy concepts that are critical to apply to patient assessment and management of the critical care patient as well as apply concepts of preload and afterload to management of the critical or unstable patient. Identify important concepts regarding differences in adult and pediatric airway structures and apply these concepts to assessment and management of the critical care patient regardless of age

By the end of the session, attendees will be able to:
Sharon Purdom, RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN, NREMT, Med-Trans Corporation

Christopher D. Hunter, NRP, FP-C