ASTNA Member Meeting and Lunch-You Won't Want to Miss This Year's Speakers! AND Pre-Conference!!
Friday, August 23, 2019
Posted by: Nikole Good
Can you believe AMTC is right around the corner? If you have not registered yet, register today at https://aams.org/events/amtc/. This year's conference will be held November 4-6 in Atlanta, Georgia!
While you are at it, sign up for our pre-conference session, The Difficult Airway in Pre-Hospital Critical Care, from 1:00-5:00pm on Sunday, November 3rd. We made it later in the day to avoid the need for an extra hotel night!
This half-day intensive program in difficult and failed airway management was designed by senior faculty of The Difficult Airway Course: EMS™ for advanced providers at AMTC. The program starts with a brief research & best practices update and moves quickly to advanced airway skills labs. Attendees tackle advanced video laryngoscopy, surgical airway, ventilator management and intubation in uniquely challenging situations. The session ends with a group case simulation followed by a rigorous evaluation of the team’s effectiveness. This course, which is hosted by the ASTNA, is ideal for critical care providers who want to take their airway skills to the next level. This event is a Pre-conference workshop held prior to the Air Medical Transport Conference. CE Provided!
Just a few skills you will participate in:
*Surgical Cricothyrotomy using a 3D printed model and real tissues cover
*Video Laryngoscopy using the most up-to-date techniques and SALAD style simulation
*Flexible Fiber optic direct intubation
*Fiberoptic Intubation through Extraglottic Device
*Hands-on Stations with many newer devices coming on the market
Register today as space is limited!
And of course don't forget....
An event that has become a member favorite is our Annual Meeting Luncheon!
Join ASTNA this year as we put our focus on resiliency and self-care. Listen to Dave and Amanda Repsher present an account of survival and healing as they describe their journey to resiliency.
Dave and Amanda Repsher are both nationally registered paramedics and registered nurses. Dave is a critical care nurse who worked as a flight nurse for three and a half years. Amanda is also a critical care nurse who worked in trauma outreach. Dave was critically injured in a Flight for Life crash on July 3rd 2015. Since that day, their focus has been on Dave’s recovery. They look forward to bringing attention to many issues including: helicopter safety; organ donation awareness; and burn survivor support. Both are avid outdoors enthusiasts and river runners who look forward to resuming as many activities as possible in the future.
This is a great time to network with your fellow members and catch up on ASTNA business. You won’t want to miss this event!
The ASTNA Annual Meeting Luncheon will be on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 12:00-1:15pm. Sign up today, only $5 for members!