2019 Critical Procedures in Emergency Medicine

2019 Course Dates:  

Monday, April 8, 2019   Sold out! 

Monday, June 10, 2019   Sold out! To add your name to the waiting list, please complete this form.

Monday, September 9, 2019  Sold out! To add your name to the waiting list, please complete this form.

Please contact Doreen Lucadamo at dlucadamo@som.umaryland.edu if you have any questions or challenges registering or adding your name to the waiting list. 

 

Registration Cost: $745 includes on-campus parking at designated garage.

**Also check out our Complex Procedures in EM Course Essential Procedures in EM Course**

 

Highlights:

How often do you save a life?

Imagine this scenario: It’s 3a.m. and you get word that an unstable patient with a stab wound to the chest is on the way to your ED.  Its been YEARS since your last thoracotomy and that was in residency. The trauma surgeon is 45 minutes away and not answering your page.  What do you do?  Run to Roberts and Hedges and re-familiarize yourself with the procedure?  Do you feel comfortable treating such a critically ill patient? 

What if there was a way to practice life-saving, invasive procedures in an educational and controlled environment?  

This course is intended to educate and train emergency medicine professionals in critical invasive procedures.  Although these procedures are life-saving, many physicians perform them infrequently due to their rare and invasive nature. This course will focus on retraining or introducing physicians to a number of critical and invasive procedures.  By using a 2:1 participant to human cadaver ratio, emergency providers will have the opportunity to practice difficult procedures in a controlled but realistic setting. Participants in this course will have a forum to build on and maintain their clinical skills.

   

4:1 participant to instructor

2:1 participant to human cadaver

 

Please click here to access all procedure videos and lectures.

 


Course Schedule (Subject to change)


Course Instructors

Mak Moayedi, MD, FAAEM 

Assistant Professor

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Moayedi graduated from residency at Thomas Jefferson hospital in Philadelphia.  He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine.  During his time at the University of Maryland he has been teaching invasive medical procedures in the cadaver lab since 2004.  He has also authored 2 text book chapters about procedure education and has lectured internationally on the topic.

 

 

Mike Abraham, MD, FAAEM

Assistant Professor

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Abraham completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 2008 and subsequently graduated from ACEP's Teaching Fellowship. He has lectured nationally and internationally on multiple emergency medicine topics. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and serves as the Chairman of Emergency Medicine at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System.

 

Laura Bontempo, MD, FAAEM

Assistant Professor

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Bontempo received her medical degree from Northwestern University in 1994 and subsequently completed an emergency medicine residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She spent 5 years at Harvard University as the Associate Emergency Medicine Program Director and then was recruited to Yale University to become the Emergency Medicine Program Director, a position she held for 7 years. Dr. Bontempo completed a master’s degree in education with a concentration in health professional education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has received teaching awards in emergency medicine from Harvard, Yale and Northwestern Universities. Dr. Bontempo is published in multiple emergency medicine textbooks and has lectured nationally in the areas of cardiology and otolaryngology.

 

George Willis, MD, FAAEM

Assistant Professor

Medical Student Education Director

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Willis graduated from the University of Maryland Emergency Medicine residency in 2010.  After graduation he completed a Faculty Development during his Chief Residency. His academic interests are based in procedural and simulation education.  He is currently an Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of Maryland.

 

Doug Sward, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Sward was a practicing Paramedic prior to medical school at the Medical College of Virginia. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland Emergency Medicine Residency. He currently practices Emergency Medicine at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. He also practices Hyperbaric and Dive Medicine at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. He has particular interest in Wilderness Medicine. Dr. Sward has been teaching cadaver based procedures since 2005.

 

 

Ryan Spangler, MD, FAAEM

Clinical Instructor

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Spangler completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland where he also served as chief resident.  He is a distinguished fellow of the ACEP teaching fellowship.


Course Location: 
Bressler Research Building
State Anatomy Board Cadaver Lab
655 W. Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD 21201

Hotel Accomodations

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Maps, Directions, and Parking

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Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy

Cancellations will be accepted 30 days prior to the conference date, and tuition will be refunded less a 20% administrative fee unless the registration can be transferred. A request to reschedule your participation for a future course (based on space and availability) will be accepted one time, and only if made 30 days prior to the conference date at no additional cost. No cancellations or rescheduling will be accepted within 29 days of the conference date, but you may transfer your registration to another provider if you are unable to attend (at no additional cost).

CME Information

Accreditation
The University of Maryland School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
Credit Statement
The University of Maryland School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

Target Audience

The target audience for this event includes physicians, residents, NPs, PAs in the field of emergency medicine.

 

Course Objectives

The objectives for each procedure include learning the indications, contraindications, equipment, technique, complications, sites, post procedure follow up and pearls needed to perform the procedures competently. Ultimately these emergency medicine procedures will be practiced in a controlled setting on human cadavers. The list of procedures covered in the curriculum is as follows:

  1. Lateral canthotomy
  2. Facial nerve blocks
  3. Endotracheal intubation
  4. Retrograde intubation
  5. Cricothyrotomy
  6. Central venous access
  7. Tube thoracostomy
  8. Emergency thoracotomy
  9. Pericardiocetesis
  10. Arthrocentesis of wrist
  11. Arthrocentesis of knee
Americans with Disabilities Act

If you require special accommodations to attend or participate in this CME activity, please provide information about your requirements to Doreen Lucadamo at 443-240-9511 or dlucadamo@som.umaryland.edu at least five business days in advance of the activity.

Applicable Fees

The cost of your CME certificate is included in your registration fee. All participants are required to sign in for each event and complete the applicable post-conference and/or workshop survey(s) before a certificate will be issued. Please contact Doreen Lucadamo at 443-240-9511 or dlucadamo@som.umaryland.edu with any questions or concerns regarding this process.

 


Questions? 

Please contact our Conference Coordinator Doreen Lucadamo
dlucadamo@som.umaryland.edu
Phone: 443-240-9511
Department of Emergency Medicine
110 S. Paca Street
Suite 200 6th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201