|Great news! This late preconference addition has at last come together. Although we had a little trouble finalizing the details of who, what, where, and when, the class will certainly be worth the wait. Come prepared to see, hold and experience the difference reality makes in your clinical approach to patient care.
What kind of class is it?
Coordinated by Scotty Bolleter and Scott Lail and sponsored by CareFlite and San Antonio Air Life, Keeping it Real will help you understand why how we perform emergent procedures is as important as understanding why we do them. This class is specifically designed to take you beyond the abstract, black-and-white images and two dimensional artistic renderings right into the procedure and the human body itself. Beginning with a series of lectures and then moving to a hands-on cadaver lab, the class will cover adjunct and rescue airway usage, intubation (including several modifications), cricothyoidotomy, chest decompression, chest tube placement, intravenous and intraosseous access as well as central venous access and pericardiocentesis.
Who is leading the class?
Your instructors will be distinguished members from Texas air medical programs based in San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston. The class and lab are based on the most up-to-date research, using state of the art instructional methods.
Where will the class be held?
The class starts off in the Fort Worth Convention Center, where instructors will present lectures and prepare students for the afternoon lab session. The afternoon session will move to the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, where we have reserved the spacious Anatomy Lab. The morning lecture session at the convention center will be walking distance from all of the conference hotels; however, you will need to arrange your own transportation to the afternoon lab session. We will provide maps to the health science center, which is only three miles from the convention center and has ample free parking—grab a buddy and carpool!
How big is the class?
The maximum number of students will be 30. If you want to get in on the action, you’ll have to act fast. The class will be split into teams of eight during the lab session.
How long will the class last?
The lecture session will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m. The lab session will start at 1:15 and end at 5:00 pm. Box lunches will be provided at the end of the classroom session, and the break between sessions allows for ample time to reach the health science center.
What do I need to bring?
You should bring or wear scrubs, particularly for the lab session. We will provide a course binder and CD for each participant. You must provide an email address so that we can send you materials before the class.
Click here to register information, or to check space availiability, please call (512) 759-1720