The lab has undergone some major changes. With the support of Dr.'s Slovis and Wrenn we began this lab in 2008 to provide airway management and laryngoscopy instruction/practice to our resident group and faculty using human cadavers. We also included the staff from LifeFlight.
GrowthSince then the lab has grown by leaps and bounds in popularity. We have decided to offer the lab to Vanderbilt faculty, fellows and residents on a first come, first serve basis. 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.
What We OfferThe lab offers instruction using two adult cadavers; we focus predominately on laryngoscopy and airway management principles. We have a Storz fiberoptic device on hand to utilize also. Students are able to perform surgical/percutaneous cricothyrotomy, use supraglottic airways, perform tube thoracostomy, pericardiocentisis and use the EZ IO drill. The lab begins at 9am and concludes by noon.
CostThe fee for non-Emergency Medicine/LifeFlight staff will be $85.00; it may be paid by departmental 1180 or personal check. Payment is expected prior to the lab. Students cancelling seven days prior to the lab will receive full refunds; cancellations fewer than seven days prior will not receive a refund.
The 2014 dates are as follows:
- Feb 19
- Mar 19
- June 18
- July 9, 23
- Sep 17
Sign UpIf you are interested or would like to reserve a slot please email JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING . Feel free to contact us with questions and to forward this page within the Vanderbilt system.