If your patient can't breathe - Nothing Else Matters!!!



 

 




 

If your patient can't breathe, nothing else matters!

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2014 Pediatric-Adult Airway Management Course
NORRIS CONFERENCE CENTER
SAN ANTONIO, TX
September 27 & 28.
Saturday - Pediatric Airway Course
Sunday - Adult Airway Course
Register for Saturday (10 CEs) or Sunday (10 CEs) or both days (20 CEs).
20 AANA CEs-20 ASTNA CEs-20 TDH CEs


August, October and November Course are being rescheduled for 2015.
All practitioners and providers of airway management are invited to attend.  There is significant clinical overlap in airway management. EMS and other providers will benefit tremendously from these courses.



Continuing Education Policy


Currently continuing education credits (CEs and CMEs) are provided only by the following entities:


  1. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)
  2. Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA)
  3. Texas Department of State Health Services

CEs/CMEs


 

  • SLAM 1-Day Course on Pediatric Airway Management is held on Saturdays.
    • AANA Prior Approval Code No. 1029454 - 10 CEs
    • ASTNA - 10 CEs
    • TDH 10 CEs
  • SLAM 1-Day Course on Adult Airway Management is held on Sundays.
    • AANA Prior Approval Code No. 1029455 - 10 CEs
    • ASTNA - 10 CEs
    • TDH - 10 CEs

    • SLAM 2-Day Course on Pediatric & Adult Airway Management is on Saturdays & Sundays.
      • AANA Prior Approval Code No. 1029453 - 20 CEs
      • ASTNA approved for 20 CEs.
      • TDH approved for 20 CEs
     
    We are approved for 20 CEs from
    the Texas Department of Health, AANA and ASTNA.
     
    San Antonio, TX @ Norris Conference Center  
    Sept 27-28, 2014.
    August, October and November Course are being rescheduled for 2015.
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    Patrick Olomu, MD
    Conference Chair

    More than 100 SLAM Airway conferences since 1999 and still counting. . . . .Breathing is the Key - Education is the Answer!

     

    SLAM has trained thousands of practitioners from across the spectrum of healthcare over the past 15 years. We have presented over 100 conferences since 1999.  We teach peer-reviewed strategies for resolving the difficult airway and improving outcome.  


    The ASA Closed Claims Liability Study revealed that 85% of airway injuries resulted in death or brain death. The cost of each averaged $400,000 with a maximal cost of $5.4 million.  SLAM seeks to to decrease personal and institutional liability by teaching safe and effective airway management principles and techniques.  Attend SLAM and learn how to prevent and overcome potentially deadly airway complications.


    Both our one and two-day workshop features cutting-edge management strategies for routine, emergency or difficult airway management and includes hands-on training with state-of-the art equipment.  Our pediatric and adult courses are taught by experts in the field of airway management who are focused on education & training, clinical competency and patient safety.    


    • To register for any course by mail, fax or online using check, credit card or PayPal please click on the "Course Registration" link.
    • For detailed information on our courses click on the "Course" link.  
    • Download and print any course brochure on the Course Brochure page.  
    • For detailed information on lodging options and special pricing click on the "Course Lodging" link.
    • For detailed information on our course locations in San Antonio, TX click on the "Course Locations" link.
    • For detailed information on CE and CME information click on "Course CME/CE" link.
    • For detailed information on our faculty click on the "Faculty" link.
    • For a list of previous Courses click on the "Previous Courses" link.
    • For information on our privacy, cancellation and refund policy please visit the "about us" page.
    • It is best to register online with a credit card or by PayPal.  


    We look forward to seeing you soon at one of our courses.


    James (Jim) M. Rich, CRNA

    Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (retired)

    Director, SLAM Airway Training Institute


    Please consider following @slamairwayman on twitter for course announcements and updates.




    Like us on Facebook for an additional discount!

    www.facebook.com/SLAMAirwayTrainingInstitute





    Course Dates, Locations and Lodging

    San Antonio, TX
    2014 Courses:
    September 27 & 28.
    0730  - 1730
    October and November Course are being rescheduled for April and September of 2015.
     
    Norris Conference Center - 4522 Fredericksburg Road, A-100, San Antonio, Texas 78201. Lodging available next door at: Springhill Suites Medical Center NW - by Marriott 3636 NW Loop 410, 78201 (210) 737-6086

    Course Agenda

    SLAM 2-Day Course Agenda:  Attendees may attend either 1-Day course or the 2-Day Course

      

    2014 Saturday

    0700-0715

    Registration

    SLAM Staff

    Method

    2014  Saturday

    0715-0800

    The Pediatric Airway: How is it different?

    Patrick Olomu, MD

    Lecture - Powerpoint

    2014  Saturday

    0800-0845

    Use of Supraglottic Airway Devices for Oxygenation & Ventilation

    Patrick Olomu, MD

    Lecture - Powerpoint

    2014  Saturday

    0845-0930

    Management of the Difficult Pediatric Airway

    Patrick Olomu, MD

    Lecture-Powerpoint

    2014  Saturday

    0930 - 1015

    Postoperative Management of the Pediatric Airway        

    Patrick Olomu, MD

    Lecture-Powerpoint

    2014  Saturday

    1015-1030

    Refreshment Break

     

     

     

    2014  Saturday

    1030-1115

    Literature Review of Pediatric Airway Issues        

    Patrick Olomu, MD

    Lecture-Powerpoint

    2014  Saturday

    1115-1200

    Lunch

     

     

    2014  Saturday

    1200-1600

    Hands On Stations:

    • Oxygenation, Ventilation & Intubation
    • Video Laryngoscopy
    • Supraglottic Airways
    • Difficult Intubation Techniques

    Varied Group of Instructors: Patrick Olomu, MD; William Teskey, CRNA; James Rich, CRNA, Lawrence Holt, EMT-P.

    Airway Trainers: Discussion & Demonstration

    2014 Sunday

    0700-0715

    Registration

    SLAM Staff

     

    2014 Sunday

    0715-0800

    Closed Claims Analysis in Airway Management: Avoiding Airway Pitfalls

     James Rich, CRNA

     Lecture-Powerpoint

    2014 Sunday

    0800-0845

    SLAM Airway Algorithm: A Road Map for Success

    James Rich, CRNA

    Lecture-Powerpoint

    2014 Sunday

    0845-0915

    Airway Anatomy and Assessment

    James Rich, CRNA

    Lecture-Powerpoint

    2014 Sunday

    0915-0930

    Refreshment Break

     

     

    2014 Sunday

    0930-1015

    Oxygenation, Ventilation and Intubation in Adults

    James Rich, CRNA

    Lecture-Powerpoint

    2014 Sunday

    1015-1100

    Confirmation of Tracheal Intubation

    James Rich, CRNA

    Lecture-Powerpoint

    2014 Sunday

    1100-1145

    Rescue Ventilation Using Supraglottic Airway Devices

    James Rich, CRNA

    Lecture-Powerpoint

    2014 Sunday

    1145-1230

    Lunch & Lecture: Advanced Techniques for Difficult Intubation

    James Rich, CRNA

    Lecture-Powerpoint

    2014 Sunday

    1230-1630

    Hands On Stations

    • Oxygenation, Ventilation & Intubation
    • Video Laryngoscopy & Lighted Stylets
    • Bougie Assisted Intubation; HELP; External Laryngeal Manipulation; BURP; Airway Exchange Catheters
    • Supraglottic Airways: LMA; King LT; Combitube; EasyTube.
    • LMA Fastrach Intubation (Intubating Laryngeal Mask Airway)
    • Difficult Intubation Techniques

    Varied Group of Instructors: Patrick Olomu, MD; William Teskey, CRNA; James Rich, CRNA, Lawrence Holt, EMT-P

    Airway Trainers: Discussion & Demonstration

    Lunch and refreshments are included!





    Expert Instruction Using Life-like Airway Trainers!




    LMA Fastrach Intubation

    Course Pricing

    Like us on Facebook for an additional discount!___________________
    2014 Pedi-Adult Airway Mgmt Courses
    All practitioners and providers of airway management are invited to attend.  CEs are approved from ASTNA, AANA and
    the Texas Department of Health for EMS.
     
    San Antonio, TX @ Norris Conference Center Sept 27-28


    Pricing
    We have lowered our pricing to enable all levels of providers to attend.  We look forward to seeing you at a SLAM Conference very soon.  Our revised pricing is listed below, just above the registration area.  Additionally, you can like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SLAMAirwayTrainingInstitute for an additional discount.

    Here are the new rates:
    1-day Adult workshop and 1-day Adult workshop:
    • SRNA/Resident/Student - $150

    • EMS/RN/RT/AT - $200

    • CRNA/PA/MD/DO/NP - $300

    1-day PEDI workshop and 1-day Adult workshop:
    • SRNA/Resident/Student - $150

    • EMS/RN/RT/AT - $200

    • CRNA/PA/MD/DO/NP - $300

    2-day Pedi and Adult workshop:
    • SRNA/Resident/Student - $250

    • EMS/RN/RT/AT - $350

    • CRNA/PA/MD/DO/NP - $500
     SLAM Airway On Demand Course - (we come to you):  call or email for pricing using the information on the "contact us" page.

    Our Conferences


    Our courses offer comprehensive lectures along with hands-on training.





    View our courses to register today!

     


    Our Mission

    Our MissionTo promote the public health and well being by teaching safe and effective airway management techniques for prehospital and hospital based healthcare practitioners.


    To assist the healthcare community and others through programs of airway management education and training.


    To encourage the highest standards of airway management in personnel and equipment.


    To participate in the future direction of emergency and difficult airway management by promoting and encouraging education and life long learning.



    Our Resources

     

    SLAM Text BookSLAM FlowchartPeer-Reviewed Articles

    Breathing is the KEY - Education is the ANSWER!


    • Oxygenation, ventilation intubation
    • Decision making in airway management
    • Airway anatomy & assessment
    • Special techniques to overcome airway difficulty
    • Bougie-assisted intubation
    • Rescue ventilation using supgralottic airway devices
    • Videolaryngoscopy and use of fiberoptic stylets
    • Managing the traumatized airway
    • Pediatric airway management
    • Airway pharmacology
    • Burns and inhalation injury
    • Cervical spine injured patient
    • Legal implications of airway management
    • Confirmation of tracheal intubation & monitoring of lung ventilation
    • Comprehensive strategies for airway management

    SLAM Flowchart


    The SLAM Emergency & Difficult Airway Flowchart -
    A 21st Century Guideline for Airway Practitioners


    • Demystifying the difficult airway
    • Airway assessment
    • The crash airway
    • Resolving a failed intubation
    • Rapid Sequence Pathway
    • Difficult Intubation Pathway
    • Oxygenation-Ventilation Pathway
    • Rescue Ventilation Pathway
    • Cricothyrotomy Pathway


    Winner of the 2003 Best Exhibit for Clinical Application at the 57th Post Graduate Assembly of the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists.

    AANA J. 2009 Oct;77(5):339-42.
    Rescue ventilation: resolving a "cannot mask ventilate, cannot intubate" situation during exchange of a Combitube for a definitive airway.


    Our anesthesia care team was called to care for a patient who was admitted to the emergency department with the esophageal-tracheal double-lumen airway device (Combitube, Tyco Healthcare, Nellcor, Pleasanton, California) in place, which needed to be exchanged for a definitive airway because the patient required an extended period of mechanical ventilation.


    Several techniques were attempted to exchange the esophageal-tracheal Combitube (ETC) without success.

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