Allopathic and Osteopathic Residency Programs are invited to join an initiative to improve patient safety through resident airway education. Airway Management Education Center (AMEC) is making available a milestone- and evidence- based airway curriculum for use by residency programs. The curriculum can be used to teach a one-day airway course or to offer multiple airway sessions throughout the year.
AMEC also offers a complete one-day course to be held at the residency program’s location that is taught by AMEC faculty and organized by AMEC staff. This course can be customized to accommodate any number of residents and specialties.
The curriculum can be taught by your own faculty as a one-day airway course or you can offer multiple airway sessions throughout the year. Get maximum flexibility and affordability with this option!
Program Membership and Faculty Development
To be eligible to teach the curriculum, faculty must take The Difficult Airway Course and then participate in instructor training which takes place on-line and on-site before the first course. Upcoming Emergency Course Dates
Residency Program Members will receive on-going support from the AMEC National Course Directors and home office staff. For example, AMEC will:
Residency programs that wish to use the airway curriculum are required to appoint a Local Course Director. In addition, all faculty must attend The Difficult Airway Course and participate in faculty development activities before teaching.
¹This rate is available to current members via promo code. Publisher retail price is $99.99.
²This on-line option is only available to members.
³This rate is only available to members. Retail price is $14.95.
If you are interested in improving airway safety through resident education, please contact Jennifer Beightol, Director for Residency Programs at (860) 679 – 9285 or firstname.lastname@example.org or submit the form on the right.[/expand]
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If you are interested in hosting The Difficult Airway Course: Residency Edition, please contact Jennifer Beightol, Director for Residency Programs at (860) 679 – 9285 or email@example.com or submit the form on the right.
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All faculty must take The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency or Critical Care and attend a faculty training session that normally takes place the evening before the first course. In addition to this, the Local Course Director must participate in an on-line orientation.
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Yes. Residents who meet the following criteria can teach: 1. Senior resident 2. Have 35 + intubations 3. Have taken The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency 4. Have some teaching experience.
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Within the last three years. There is normally a critical mass of changes that accrue in that time period.
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We recommend a 1 to 6 faculty to resident ratio for the hands-on sessions and simulations. The maximum number of residents per faculty is 8.