2022 STAT MedEvac Fall Education Conference
Multi-disciplinary conference which will provide the nurse learners updates on patient care with respect to Impella, and mechanical ventilation. The learners will also participate in practice updates regarding aviation operations and the safety of the multi-disciplinary medical team. The learners will participate in multi-disciplinary activities to enhance communication and understanding of the logistics of patient transport. The learners will participate in activities which will enhance the understanding, management and available resources for critical incident stress.
Flight Nurse, Flight Physician, and Flight Paramedic
Upon completion of this activity, the learner will:
- Identify the pump components for the Impella cardiac assist device
- Demonstrate the key assessment points for the patient receiving therapy from an Impella cardiac assist device
- Evaluate the changes to patient care related to the data displayed by the Impella Heart Pump in relation to patient clinical presentation.
- Identify various types of stress in the transport environment
- Recognize different reactions to stress.
- Demonstrate coping strategies to deal with stress reactions.
- Identify available resources for peer support to include peer support groups (CISM)
- Recognize the importance of STAT MedEvac’s Part 135 GOM standards.
- Demonstrate expectations outlined in the GOM as it relates to the air operations, specifically to Pilot in Command (PIC) briefing, walkarounds, and use of checklists.
- Identify the components of a transport assignment and crew utilization.
- Evaluate a complex transport.
- Apply the concepts of crew resource management.
- Identify specific actions to facilitate the transport from all viewpoints.
- Demonstrate understanding of decision outcomes.
- Describe the outcome process.
- Identify the required components of the ventilator consult.
- Demonstrate the ability to locate advanced ventilation parameters on the Hamilton T-1
- Apply advanced ventilator parameters and settings into a consult.
- Recognize the presentation of restrictive and obstructive ventilator pathologies.
Course provided at UPMC STAT MedEvac
Francis X Guyette, MD
Christian Martin-Gill, MD
Lenny Weiss, MD
Dylan Morris, MD
Marion Jones, RN, MSN
Eugene Macaraeg RN, BSN
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 7 contact hours.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 7.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation