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Each of these three optional workshops will take place at the Lodge on different days before, during and after the conference, There is an additional fee for each. See Tuition and Fees below.
* Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Workshop * ~ Sunday, January 22, 2:00-6:00 pm
Workshop description coming soon.
* Mechanical ventilation and troubleshooting for rural emergency providers * ~ Monday, January 23, 1:30-3:30 pm
Imagine you have just intubated the sickest patient you have seen in months, the RT is off tonight and the helicopter is not flying.
In this two hour hands-on session participants will perform mechanical ventilation using real ventilators in simulated critically ill emergency department patients and develop an approach to troubleshooting common ventilator alarms. Dual boarded ED-ICU physicians will lead participants through lung protective ventilation, obstructive lung disease, and difficult to ventilate ARDS in the early phase of care encountered in the ED. Participants will get hands-on experience manipulating the ventilator, tubing, and changing settings to adjust to common ED pathologies. We will also review troubleshooting common pitfalls and problems using a combination of point of care ultrasound, end tidal capnography waveforms, and airway pressures to find and fix the underlying problem. In the current world, filled with long boarding times and difficult transfers to the ICU, this sesesion will equip rural emergency medicine providers with safe ventilation practices and a tool box to manage common complications.
* Wilderness Medicine Workshop & Simulated Exercise * ~ Wednesday, January 25, 12:00-4:00 pm
Vermont is meant for being outside! NO matter the weather there are smiles and memorable learning to be had when you brave the elements and work as a team to survive the greatest challenges. Participants can either choose or will be assigned into teams in a good-natured snowy Vermont Wilderness Medicine race! The clock starts and teams will run off to resuscitate unfortunate skiers, splint broken extremities, save lives and laugh along the way. Top teams will win prizes, everyone will get high fives and a debrief to emphasize key learning points.
The conference syllabus will only be available as an electronic download with presentations as PDF files. You will receive an email notification (via the email used to register for this conference) that presentations are available for download prior to the start of the conference.
Please note: Printed syllabus, paper copies of evaluations and paper CMIE certificates will not be provided.