SLAM Announces Upcoming Pediatric and Adult Courses

SLAM Airway Training Institute is pleased to announce 3 upcoming airway management courses scheduled to be held in Austin and Dallas, Texas. SLAM has been selected to present a full-day preconference workshop on emergency and difficult airway management at the Texas EMS Conference in Austin, Texas on Saturday, November 20, 2010. Additionally SLAM is presenting two back-to-back courses on December 11 and 12, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. On Saturday the SLAM Emergency & Difficult Airway Management Course will be presented. On Sunday, the SLAM Pediatric Course on Emergency & Difficult Airway Management will be presented.

Over the past decade, the SLAM Airway Training Institute’s proven multidisciplinary approach has improved risk management and successfully trained thousands of EMS professionals. We provide multidisciplinary instruction and application of basic, advanced and special airway considerations. We teach peer-reviewed strategies for resolving the difficult airway and improving outcome. Our day-long workshops feature cutting-edge management strategies for routine, emergency or difficult airway management and all courses include hands-on training with state-of-the art equipment.

Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your airway assessment and management skills at this informative and innovative conference where concrete solutions to clinical problems that affect patient care will be presented. Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of SLAM: Street Level Airway Management textbook authored by James Michael Rich, CRNA and published in 2007 by Brady. Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch are included each day. Inexpensive hotel accommodations will also be available.

November 20, 2010 — Austin, Texas: SLAM Texas EMS Emergency & Difficult Airway Management Course. The course will be held as a preconference workshop at Texas EMS in Austin, Texas. The course is approved for 10 hours of CEs by CECBEMS [for EMS], AARC [for respiratory therapists], ASTNA [for RNs] and AANA [for CRNAs]. The course includes lectures on decision making skills using the slam flowchart, oxygenation and ventilation in adults, direct laryngoscopy & tracheal intubation to include RSI, confirmation of tracheal intubation, rescue ventilation and use of videolaryngoscopy. All information will conform to the AHA 2010 Guidelines. Hands-on instruction using life-like Airsim Trucorp manikins as well as a porcine cricothyrotomy lab are also included. For more information on content and registration please visit our website at www.slamairway.com.

December 11, 2010 — Dallas, Texas: SLAM Emergency and Difficult Airway Management Course. This full-day course is appropriate for anyone who provides airway management. We offer education and training from the street level through all levels of clinical practice in the hospital. Our focus is on Education & Training, Patient Safety and Clinical Competency. The SLAM Emergency & Difficult Airway Provider Course offers multidisciplinary instruction and application of basic, advanced and special airway considerations.


December 12, 2010 — Dallas, Texas: SLAM Pediatric Course on Emergency and Difficult Airway Management
The conference chair is Peter Szmuk, MD of UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. The course is approved for 10 CEs by CECBEMS and ASTNA. For a brochure and more information go to www.store.slamairway.com. It will cover all aspects of emergency and difficult pediatric airway management. A brochure can be downloaded at both www.slamairway.com or www.store.slamairway.com

A substantial discount is available when registering for both the December 11th and 12th.

Get 10 CEs: These courses have been approved for 10 CEs by ASTNA, and CECBEMS. CEs have been requested from AANA and AARC.

Street Level Airway Management (SLAM) offers basic through advanced airway management training that is useful wherever emergency or difficult airway situations occur, from the street level to all levels of clinical practice within the hospital. The system is based on the SLAM textbook, SLAM Flowchart and SLAM Concept, which states that airway management is a common area of practice for anesthesia, EMS, emergency medicine and respiratory care. No matter where the difficult or emergency airway occurs.

The conference chair is James M. Rich, CRNA, MA. He is the founder of SLAM, developer of the SLAM Emergency & Difficult Airway Flowchart and author of the textbook, SLAM: Street Level Airway Management published in 2007 by Brady.

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