The Cutting Edge: Emergency and Critical Care Cadaver Skills Lab - Aurora, CO October 2023

Aurora, CO US
October 24, 2023 to October 25, 2023

Links To The Other 2023 Courses:    March 14-15 Tampa, FL        May 3-4 San Antonio, TX
This two day 'hands on" course for Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist and Critical Care Clinicians will provide full day of procedural instruction / practice in the cadaver lab and a full day ultrasound and airway instruction / practice.  Each participant will demonstrate proficiency in each of the following procedures:
Cadaver Lab  
  • Endotracheal intubation

  • Surgical airway management

  • Needle thoracostomy

  • Chest tube thoracostomy

  • Central venous access

  • Lumbar puncture

  • Arthrocentesis

  • Intra-osseous cannulation

  • Wound care: I&D abscesses, suture repair

  • Peripheral nerve blocks (facial, wrist, ankle, femoral)

Non-Cadaver Lab

Ultrasound Techniques, including vascular access, peripheral nerve blocks, and FAST exams for physicians.

Airway station with manikin intubation using adult and pediatric models, demonstration of airway adjuncts (King Vision, Glidescope, LMA, Combitube I-gel, SALT)

EZ-IO demonstration station

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Prerequisite  -  8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Participants must successfully complete 10 on-line EM Skills and Procedures modules as prerequisites for attending the lab. You will be awarded a total of 8.5 CME credits upon completion.


Cancellations must be made in writing to CEME at 
Refunds, less a $100 processing fee, are provided prior to August 1.
There will be no refunds or transfers after August 1.

Target Audience

Physicians & Advanced Practice Providers

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

Providers will be able to demonstrate competency in all identified skills.
Providers will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the correct use of the equipment necessary to perform each of these EM procedures.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.00 ACEP
  • 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 14.00 AOA Category 2A
  • 14.00 Certificate of Participation
  • 14.00 Satisfactory Completion
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/24/2023 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
10/25/2023 - 5:00pm EDT
University of Colorado Center for Surgical Innovation
2115 N. Scranton Street, Suite 1035
Bioscience 3 Building
Aurora, CO 80045
United States

Suggested Hotel 

SpringHill Suites Denver at Anschutz Medical Campus  

13400 E. Colfax Avenue

Aurora, CO 80011

(720) 859-1100

Hotel Group Rate

  • $159 USD per night

Book your group rate for USACS Management Group

Room block deadline - August 20, 2023

Joan M. Kolodzik MS, MD, FACEP - Course Director

Disclosure of Faculty Financial Interests or Relationships:

It is the policy of the Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) to insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities, and that all contributors present information in an objective, unbiased manner without endorsement or criticism of specific products or services and that the relationships that contributors disclose will not influence their contributions. In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias. All individuals in a position to control the content of this CME activity have indicated that he/she has no relevant financial relationships, which, in the context of this CME activity, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest. Complete disclosure of relevant (or no) financial relationships will be made to learners prior to the beginning of the CME activity. All faculty pictured may not be at all scheduled course dates. 

“The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live for a maximum of 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 14.00 ACEP
  • 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 14.00 AOA Category 2A
  • 14.00 Certificate of Participation
  • 14.00 Satisfactory Completion


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