The Vanderbilt Department of Emergency Medicine began offering the Airway Cadaver Lab in 2008 to provide airway management and laryngoscopy instruction/practice to our resident group and faculty using human cadavers. The goal of the lab is to provide learner focused skills education in a low stress environment that facilitates more complex learning in the patient environment. The curriculum grew to include more of the resuscitative skill set used in Emergency Medicine and EMS and time/effort to learn human anatomy as it relates to the emergency medical practitioner. The lab offers students the opportunity to perform multiple skill repetitions with feedback from faculty. The cadavers are fresh, very lightly embalmed and specially prepared to maximize airway imaging.
ParticipationCurrently the lab is offered to Vanderbilt faculty, residents and staff. We welcome participants from outside Vanderbilt; however Emergency Medicine residents, faculty and LifeFlight staff will continue to have preference for openings. Participation in the lab is at the discretion of the lab coordinator.
How to Enroll & CostCheck the schedule; choose a date and email JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING . Once availability is confirmed you’ll receive email confirmation.
- Vanderbilt faculty, residents and staff ( non-Emergency Medicine/LifeFlight): $85.00
- Non Vanderbilt EMS, nurses and mid-level providers: $95.00
- Non Vanderbilt physicians: $110.00
Payment is expected at the conclusion of the lab. Vanderbilt staff may pay by departmental 1180 or personal check; outside attendees may pay via check.
The 2014 dates are as follows:
- Feb 19
- Mar 19
- June 18
- July 9, 23
- Sep canceled