Pre-conferences and other seminars during the AMTC. Check back often as more content is added…
Water Egress Training
Tuesday, October 17 1200 pm -1600h
At the completion of this course, students will be more prepared to survive a water ditching incident. Please register through AMTC online registration.
The Difficult Airway in Pre-Hospital Critical Care Register
Sunday, October 15 0800-1700h
ASTNA members $100 / Non-members $150
This one-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 skills labs and challenging Code Airway™ stations. Attendees tackle advanced video laryngoscopy, surgical airway and fiberoptic intubation and then put themselves to the test in small group simulations. This course, which is hosted by the ASTNA, is ideal for critical care providers who just can’t get enough airway and those who want to take their skills to the next level.
Air Medical Crew Safety Track (AMCST) @ AMTC
NEMSPA designated Safety Sessions available Monday, October 16 and Tuesday October 17
At the completion of these four course, pilots will be eligible for an AMCST certificate when they turn in their cards at the NEMSPA booth. Please register through AMTC online registration.
Why Do Smart Pilots Make Dumb Decisions? An investigation into 4 real world crashes…
Dan Foulds – Air Medical Resource Instructor
We will examine four crashes, reviewing media reports, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reports, the people involved, and the companies involved. We will attempt to identify the sentinel events and critical mistakes that led to the loss of life. As all accidents are the result of a “chain” of choices, we will provide attendees with a frame of reference to use when they are conducting flight operations and an accident scenario is forming. These accidents happened to good, smart people – just like us. And if it could happen to them, we should understand that we are not immune and must increase our awareness and caution. We must also use all resources available to ensure success, such as air traffic control (ATC), operational control center (OCC), Communication center, and on-board crew.
“Now be honest…. Have you been there??” – Miles Dunagan
This session will discuss the Enroute Decision Point. The attendees will learn how the Enroute Decision Point or “EDP” was developed and has evolved into a functional tool. When used properly, EDP will help provide good outcomes when weather conditions deteriorate. We will investigate how the need for it was discovered. I will explain effective ways to discuss EDP during your shift brief. Utilization of EDP will begin discussion and setting of hard numbers. We will discuss how EDP is another opportunity to establish open communications during your shift brief, while establishing a known trigger as well as choosing the appropriate path for an escape during deteriorating weather conditions.
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