Airway Interventions and Management in Emergencies (AIME)

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AIME Cranbrook 4OCT18 – 04/10/2018
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AIME Toronto 15NOV18 – 15/11/2018
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AIME Toronto 16NOV18 – 16/11/2018
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AIME Montreal 12DEC18 – 12/12/2018
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AIME Montreal 13DEC18 – 13/12/2018
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The Airway Interventions and Management in Emergencies (AIME) course has been providing valued and practical hands-on airway management learning experiences for clinicians around the world for over 16 years.

AIME educators are experienced (and entertaining) clinical instructors who understand the varied work environments of practicing clinicians. Whether you work in a large, high volume centre or a small remote setting, AIME will provide a practical approach for airway management in emergencies.

Highlights & Learning Objectives

AIME program highlights include:

  • Case-based clinical decision making
  • New practical algorithms
  • When, why and how to perform awake or rapid sequence intubation
  • New textbook/manual based on the AIME program
  • Unique, customized clinical videos
  • Limited registration to ensure clinician to instructor ratio of 5 or 6:1
  • Clinician to simulator ratios of 2:1
  • Reinforcement of core skills
  • Introduction to newer alternative devices (optical stylets, video laryngoscopes & others)
  • Exposure to rescue devices (King laryngeal tubes, LMA Supreme and others)

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, the learner can expect to:

  • Be more confident and comfortable in making acute care airway management decisions.
  • Have acquired a practical staged approach to airway management.
  • Be able to choose the most appropriate method of airway management based on a variety of patient presentations.
  • Make appropriate choices in the use of pharmacologic agents used to facilitate airway management.
  • Know when and how to use various tools and adjuncts for managing the difficult airway.

Credits

CFPC (with pre/post activity) MAINPRO+ Up to 18 credits
RCPSC Section 1 Up to 9 hours

Faculty

Dr. Sam Campbell went to Med school in South Africa, did his emerg training at St Paul’s in Vancouver. He is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University, Chief of Emergency Medicine, Charles V Keating Emergency and Trauma Centre in Halifax, a Trauma Team Leader; and On-line Medical consultant to the IWK/Maritime Poison Centre, EHS Nova Scotia Air Ambulance and Ground Ambulance services. His special interests are: The emergency management of Infectious and respiratory disease, continuous quality improvement and airway management.

Dr. George Kovacs is a full-time professor of Emergency Medicine and is cross-appointed in the Department of Anesthesiology at Dalhousie University. He works clinically as an emergency physician at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. He is the co-developer of Airway Interventions & Management in Emergencies (AIME). He is actively involved in airway management research and education, collaborating on local, national and international projects. He is the co-editor of a soon to be published second edition textbook titled Airway Management in Emergencies.

Dr. Adam Law is a staff neuroanesthesiologist at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Professor of Anesthesiology at Dalhousie University. He is also medical director of the Atlantic Health Training and Simulation Centre in Halifax. Before returning to residency and fellowship training in anesthesia, Dr. Law spent 6 years in general practice in a small town in rural New Brunswick. He now teaches airway and difficult airway management across Canada and the US.

Dr. Paul Linden, a graduate of the University of British Columbia, holds certification in emergency and sports medicine. He currently works at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, B.C., as an emergency physician and TCS Regional Trauma Director. Dr. Linden recently returned from a five year sojourn at Shaikh Khalifa Medical City in the United Arab Emirates, pursuing his interests in trauma, airway management and the development of local critical care courses including AIME, ATLS, ACLS, and PALS. Dr. Linden is Clinical Assistant Professor at University of British Columbia.

Dr. Kirk MacQuarrie is an assistant professor in the Dalhousie University Departments of Anesthesia and Surgery. He is a full time clinical anesthesiologist at the QEII HSC and Site Chief of the Halifax Infirmary. He is Director of Crisis Management Training at the Atlantic Health Sciences Simulation Center. His interests are in airway management and education. He has written several chapters for two major airway textbooks. He has been involved with AIME since its inception.

Dr. Mark Mensour is an Associate Professor with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.  His research interests include Procedural Sedation and Analgesia as well as Acute Myocardial Infarction management.  Nationally he is a course developer and speaker with CAEP’s EDTU team.  Provincially he is an ACLS advisor representing for the Heart and Stroke foundation of Ontario.  Most recently his interest in adult education has led him to the co-development of Evidence Based Resuscitation, a course for Emergency Health Care Practitioners. Dr. Mensour is also the Director of CPD for CAEP.

Dr. David Petrie is an emergency physician at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is the Medical Director, EHSNS LifeFlight (Adult Services); Director, Division of EMS, Dalhousie University; Nova Scotia Trauma Advisory Committee, Trauma Team Leader; and On-line Medical consultant to the IWK/Maritime Poison Centre. David is an Associate Professor at Dalhousie University and also a Peer Reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. David’s primary academic interest include: prehospital research, airway management research and education and Air Medical Transport.

Dr. Chris Soder is Chief of the Department of Pediatric Critical Care at the IWK Health Centre and Associate Professor of Anaesthesia and Pediatrics at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He serves as co-director of EHS LifeFlight, the provincial air medical program. Dr. Soder is a full-time pediatric anesthesiologist and intensivist with a special interest and extensive experience in airway instruction using high-fidelity simulation.

Dr. John Tallon graduated from medicine at the University of Toronto and completed his emergency medicine Royal College training at the University of Calgary. He has worked clinically in Emergency Medicine in four different provinces in his career and is currently at Vancouver General Hospital and in the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine as a clinical professor. He is also appointed as adjunct professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University with cross appointments as Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Surgery, Community Health and Epidemiology and Anaesthesia at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He completed a Master’s of Science at Dalhousie University with a thesis on outcomes in major head injured patients undergoing advanced resuscitative airway management. He was Medical Director of the province of Nova Scotia’s Provincial Trauma Program as well as the Queen Elizabeth II Health Science Centre’s trauma services, and past President of the Trauma Association of Canada. Administratively he is currently Vice President of Clinical and Medical Programs for British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), Canada’s largest pan provincial EMS system.

Fees

Physician Member Physician 

Non-Member

Resident Member Resident

Non-Member

Registration Fee $1145 $1500 $1045 $1500
Late Registration Fee
(Launched 6 weeks prior to course)
$1245 $1600 $1145 $1600

Testimonials

“The energy and enthusiasm of the instructors was fantastic. The common sense approach made it easy to learn.”

“This is the best CME course going.  Should be required for all ED physicians”.

“The constant encouragement and non-intimidating approach of the instructors was good for learning. Keep up the great work! This course should be a pre-requisite for all residency programs.”

“This was an excellent course. I feel like I can approach AW decisions with some knowledge and CONFIDENCE. Thank you!”