Our goal is to transform the learning experience in medical education. We merge digital and physical space in completely new ways to create an immersive, interactive, and self-directed style of training that is focused on meeting learners where they live.Jonathan St. George MD – Creator of the Protected Airway Course
In the world of emergency airway, there’s an important difference between knowing the path and walking the path. That’s why we built PAC around a single simple idea: that any airway knowledge is useless if it can’t be successfully translated into action during the stressful, critical, and time-sensitive moments when it matters most. What you learn should function in the real world.
For that kind of knowledge translation, we designed an entirely new training platform that focuses on how we learn. The Protected Airway course is an immersive, interactive, and self-directed journey through all the key concepts, skills, and procedures in emergency airway care. We integrate the best of current MedED into our entirely new learning style, the learning installation, that erases the boundary between digital and physical space, so you can customize your learning in ways not possible in the traditional one size fits all teaching formats of the past. Welcome to the future of airway training.
THE VIRTUAL SPACE
Learning On Your Time
The Online MasterClass
Learning On Your Time
We start with a series of short Masterclass style videos. See all the concepts and skills of emergency airway care through the eyes of the experts. Listen as they discuss how they apply them in real-world care, and then watch as they demonstrate the procedures and the tricks of the trade they rely on in their practice. Then explore all the engaging graphic content and bundled resources associated with each video. When your done, you will be ready to take your skills to the bedside.
Virtual Live Events
Meet the Experts & Join the Conversation
We’re partnering with airway experts and one of the leaders in telemedicine, the Center for Virtual Care, to develop innovative new tools that provide safe, efficient, realistic, and effective medical education built for today’s learning environment. Like our installations at the Protected Airway Course our expert airway educators have applied design thinking to merge digital and physical space in order to transcend the limits of online learning: expanding our use of the virtual space to enhance your clinical performance in the real world. Take what you’ve learned in our master classes, then work with our team to hone your clinical interactions and skills to make them more effective using our new virtual training lab solutions.
IN PERSON EVENTS
Immersive, Interactive, Self-Directed, Collaborative
Protected Airway Course
EXPLODING THE TRADITIONAL CONFERENCE STYLE
All of our events like the Protected Airway Course are one of a kind learning installations that explore a new frontier in medical education: the merging of digital and physical space to create self-directed, immersive, interactive and collaborative learning experiences that meet the next generation of learners where they live. We seek design inspiration far outside of traditional medical education, and then apply design thinking to current teaching tools so we can build learning spaces for the next generation of clinicians.
Next Generation Learning Style
We took elements of the visual arts, graphic design and the museum style audio tour, and integrated them with current airway training formats and FOAMed to create uniquely interactive, immersive, and self-directed learning spaces: a theme-based, narrative driven experience that leaves the one size fits all conference format far behind. All of these learning installations incorporate best practices in airway training: using an interleaved, adult learning model to promote the rapid translation of essential knowledge and complex skills into patient care.
Meet the Interactive Digital Space
THE INTERACTIVE POSTER
No more classrooms. Each theme based installation is built around a series of uniquely interactive posters: using impactful graphics, and embedded multimedia airway content, the learning installation becomes an exploration of all the core concepts, skills, and tools in emergency airway care. Explore at your own pace and customize your journey in a way that best suits your learning needs. Then, use each poster within the space as a jumping off point for a more immersive experience in the physical space, where we provide an opportunity for hands on activities, expert coaching, simulations, and deliberate practice.
Training Labs & Expert Coaching
THE PHYSICAL SPACE
Training labs and expert faculty are placed in key training stations within each installation. Each installation is an immersive “flipped classroom,” allowing you complete freedom to explore. Faculty are also free from having to teach in a one size fits all format. Instead of talking or lecturing at groups of passive learners, coaches can give you individualized feedback. The stress lab is just one of the many training labs integrated into PAC.
THE COLLABORATIVE SPACE
High fidelity simulation, and other creative challenges such as escape the rooms are part of each installation. This “higher order” component of the installation learning style allows you to solidify your new knowledge and skills by actively deploying them in a more realistic and team-based environment. Debriefs by faculty help you identify areas of improvement in order to customize a path back through the installation for even more focused learning. This iterative learning cycle between the digital and physical space be can be repeated as many times as needed to develop mastery.
Theme Based & Narrative Driven
Through stories our learning becomes more powerful; embedding knowledge through our uniquely human experience. Each of our six installations are theme based so that concepts and skills can be organized into more effective cognitive constructs. Within these spaces you will also hear powerful stories from experienced clinicians and patients. Narratives that will help you understand the role human factors play in our successes and our failures. Stories that highlight why what we do matters, and why how we learn matters even more.