Emergency & Critical Care Skills Lab - Tampa, FL March 2020

Tampa, FL US
March 16, 2020 to March 18, 2020

Course Cancelled

We have been monitoring the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the country.  As hospital leaders, clinicians, and staff, we understand the importance of your health and safety in your obligation to care for your patients and communities.  With this in mind, we have decided to cancel the Emergency & Critical Care Skills Lab on March 16-18, 2020.
We would also like to remind attendees that we are holding this course again on October 6-8, 2020 in Tampa, FL (course link below).  Please let us know if you would like to have your registration transferred to the October course, or if you prefer a refund. 


Emergency & Critical Care Skills Lab- Tampa, FL October 6-8, 2020

This two day 'hands on" course for Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist and Critical Care Physicians will provide full day of procedural instruction / practice in the cadaver lab and a full day ultrasound instruction / practice.  Each participant will demonstrate proficiency in each of the following procedures:

Cadaver Lab  -  7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 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, rib, wrist, ankle, femoral)


Ultrasound Lab  -  7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Ultrasound Techniques, including vascular access, peripheral nerve blocks, and FAST exams for physicians – taught by EMsono


March 16th   Optional Airway Lab  -  6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

A 6-hour review course utilizing an airway station with manikin intubation using adult and pediatric models, demonstration of airway adjuncts (including King Vision, LMA, Combitube, SALT and others as available) to enhance knowledge and improve existing skills in airway including but not limited to optimizing oxygenation, intubation and the use of rescue ventilation devices. The special needs of pediatrics and medication choices will be reviewed and discussed.



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.



PDF icon Agenda Emergency & Critical Care Skills Lab.pdf


Optional 1/2 Day Airway Lab -  March 16, 2020


2-Day Skills Lab  -  March 17-18, 2020 



Cancellations must be made in writing to CEME at ceme@ceme.org. Refunds, less a $100 processing fee, are provided if cancellation occurs more than 45 days in advance of the course. Cancellations received between 10 and 45 days incur a $500 charge. No refunds available for cancellation within 10 days of the course date. 

Target Audience

Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist, and Critical Care Physicians

Learning Objectives

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

  • Assess the need for intubation.
  • Review technique of intubation/First pass success.
  • Optimize oxygenation during intubation.
  • Review medication choices for RSI (Rapid Sequence Intubation).
  • Review assistive devices for intubation.
  • Demonstrate intubation with devices.
  • Practice surgical airways.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 20.00 ACEP
  • 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 20.00 AOA Category 2A
  • 20.00 Certificate of Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/16/2020 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
03/18/2020 - 5:00pm EDT
USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation
124 S. Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33612
United States



Joan Kolodzik, MD  Director


Available Credit

  • 20.00 ACEP
  • 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 20.00 AOA Category 2A
  • 20.00 Certificate of Participation


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