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Cultivate a Fearless FONA Mindset

A NEXTGEN LEARNING SPACE DESIGNED TO ELEVATE YOUR AIRWAY PRACTICE

The failed airway is not just something that happens, its something you experience

Ron Walls MD

introduction

The emergency surgical airway is a simple procedure. Why then, is it so hard? In this space we shatter the myth that performing FONA is something that should fill you with fear, and take you on a journey that will help you to cultivate a FEARLESS FONA MINDSET. The first step on that path is understanding that the cut is easy, it’s mastering ourselves that’s the challenge. To be successful requires identifying all the human factors that impact our ability to perform a surgical airway in the real world. If we simply understand ourselves, the environment in which our knowledge is deployed, and the unique training demands that a high stakes, low frequency procedure places on us, then we can build a successful FONA strategy that works. This space is here to help you do just that, and getting started is as easy as scrolling down. 👇

instructions – how to Map Your Journey

We merge digital and physical space for an enhanced learning experience. Move seamlessly between the online masterclass and our immersive in person installation and follow your own path.

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Getting started is as easy as scrolling down, or use the links here to go directly to any of the related learning spaces below 👇

Big Picture

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cultivate a fearless fona Mindset

FONA is the final common pathway for a failed airway, but knowing the path is different from walking the path. Success requires more than procedural skills: it requires cultivating a mindset that will allow you to make the cut in a moment of need.

Personal Insight

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personal journeys

Listen to the stories of those who have been there, and find out what they learned from the experience.

Core Concept

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what time is the right time

You know about FONA but do you know when to perform it? Join us in this space to get crystal clear.

Core Concept

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if we know then why do we fail

Some of the strongest barriers to FONA are the ones that exist in our own minds. Yes it’s time to rewire your brain.

Tools & Techniques

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performance under stress

Ignore the effects of stress at your peril. Spend time inoculating yourself with the performance enhancing techniques here.

Core Concept

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what’s your objective

FONA is just a simple procedure, but the difficult environment in which it’s performed requires a strategic plan to ensure you prioritize oxygenation by making that cut.

Tools & Techniques

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how to get there

How are you going to implement that strategy. It’s time to talk tried and true tactics that make your strategy a reality when it counts.

Core Concept

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FIND the ctm

Afraid to cut the neck? Don’t be. We show you the clinically relevant anatomy and how to make the cut safely.

Guided Practice

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the simplicity of the scalpel

In time dependent moments of stress, less is always more. You need a simplified approach to the surgical airway.

Core Concept

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staying sharp for the rare event

The high stakes, low frequency event like a failed airway places a unique set of demands on how we learn. One of them is easy access to high quality training tools.

Core Concept

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putting it all together

Don’t confuse simplified with simplistic. The refined simplicity you’re looking for lives on the far side of complexity.

what’s next

Sure you could stop here, but why would you? Use the digital content in this space for guided practice, get feedback from our expert faculty at a PAC Live!! event, sign up for one of our simulation challenges, or dive into any of the other learning spaces below. 👇


meet the creators

Each learning space takes a collaborative and design forward approach. We draw on the power of the creative arts to inspire and tell stories, on the sciences to improve our clinical practice, and on the diverse perspectives of our combined experience to deepen our knowledge. Each unique creation has one goal: to elevate your emergency airway practice.

JOnathan St George MD

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Jason HIll MD

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James Shin MD: Director, Imaging Data Evaluation & Analytics Lab (IDEAL) at Weill Cornell Medicine

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