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Classes & Events

Bariatric Surgery Informational Sessions
Monday, April 21st, 2014
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bariatric Surgery Informational Sessions
Monday, April 21st, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bariatric Surgery Informational Sessions @ WPH
Monday, April 21st, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Penn Hospital Baby Care 2 Wk. Series
Monday, April 21st, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Penn Hospital Prenatal Breastfeeding
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Education

LifeFlight Education Series

STAR Ambulance

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The LifeFlight Education Series is a compilation of the following three courses, which are designed to teach the LifeFlight nurse important airway management, birthing, and life-support skills:

  • Advanced/Difficult Airway Simulation
  • Birthing Simulation
  • Prehospital Life Support Renewal Course

Advanced/Difficult Airway Simulation

During this course, the Laerdal SimMan will be utilized to simulate difficult airway scenarios. The LifeFlight nurse will demonstrate ventilation/intubation of SimMan exhibiting signs and symptoms of trismus and spinal inflexibility.

Upon completion of this course, the LifeFlight nurse should be able to do the following:

  • Recognize obstructions to easy intubation
  • Utilize Rapid Sequence Induction (R.S.I.) to successfully intubate SimMan

Birthing Simulation

During this course, the Gaumard Birthing Noelle will be utilized to simulate the birthing process. The LifeFlight nurse will:

  • Recognize when a delivery is imminent and when to use specific supplies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of primary and secondary survey
  • Perform emergency life-saving treatment in a systemic manner

Upon completion of this course, the LifeFlight nurse should be able to:

  • Identify the stages of labor
  • Establish priorities in precipitous situations
  • Respond to evidence of maternal pain/distress
  • Safely perform a vertex vaginal delivery

Prehospital Life Support Renewal Course

This course is designed to provide the prehospital care provider with knowledge to achieve the following objectives:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of mechanism of injury
  • Demonstrate an understanding of primary and secondary injury
  • Perform emergency life-saving treatment in a systemic manner

Upon completion of this course, the LifeFlight nurse will be able to:

  • Identifying specific injuries as determined from the verbalized MOI
  • Performing appropriate immobilization of the mannikin
  • Adequately perform trauma ABCs

Audience

  • LifeFlight nurses

 

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