October 24 - 25, 2014 - Jacksonville, FL

Course Directors: Diaz-Gomez, Jose L., M.D.

This specific combination of workshops entails a sequence of up-to-date educational tools used to acquire skills that the anesthesiology practice demands. This course will take place in one of the most modern simulation centers in the United States. Simulation will be incorporated into each workshop. The methodology will include didactic presentations with case-based scenarios. The most important clinical management questions will be addressed in highly interactive sessions.

This course is intended for practicing anesthesiologists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, anesthesiology residents and fellows.

This course does not fulfill MOCA Part IV requirements for simulation.

Registration Fee

Residents, PA's, NP’s and Retirees$850.00
Physicians/Scientists$1195.00

The registration fee includes tuition, a comprehensive electronic course syllabus, continental breakfasts, lunches and break refreshments.

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Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the basic principles of ultrasound physics and ultrasound machine knobology
  • Demonstrate proper image orientation with the linear transducer and practice transducer manipulation on both live human and anatomical models
  • Show the sonographic anatomic features of the jugular vein, the carotid, the brachial and radial arteries using the linear transducer
  • Perform the insertion of a 7-French central venous catheter into the right jugular vein model using real-time ultrasound with a linear transducer
  • Show the sonographic anatomic features of the brachial plexus, the femoral, the popliteal and the saphenous nerves on live human models using the linear transducer
  • Perform the ultrasound-guided blocks of the brachial plexus, the sciatic, the femoral, the  popliteal  and  the saphenous nerves on anatomical models
  • Show the sonographic anatomic features of the cricothyroid membrane, the hyoid bone, the thyroid and cricoid cartilages on live human models with the linear transducer
  • Dissect a pig trachea model to recognize the anatomic features of the cricothyroid membrane and perform a percutaneous cricothyroidotomy in less than 40 seconds
  • Practice the echocardiographic views of the focused cardiac ultrasound on live human models as well as on the trans-thoracic echocardiography simulator
  • Compare and contrast the specific echocardiographic signs of the left and right systolic ventricular dysfunction, severe hypovolemia and cardiac tamponade using the trans-thoracic echocardiography simulator
  • Perform a lung ultrasound examination on a live human model to demonstrate the sonographic features of the pleura/lung interface using the linear transducer and the lung/diaphragm interface with the sector transducer
  • Compare and contrast the sonographic signs of pulmonary edema, pleural effusion, pneumothorax and lung collapse with interactive real-life clinical cases on video clips
  • Describe the external and endoscopic landmarks of the tracheo-bronchial tree anatomy on a 3D-printed human model
  • Perform a sequential evaluation of the tracheo-bronchial tree using a flexible video-bronchoscope
  • Compare and contrast the features of the double lumen tubes and bronchial blockers and practice their insertion technique

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Credit Information

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 16.75 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

Core Competencies

  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient care
  • Practice based learning and improvement
  • Systems-based Practice
Course summary