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THE 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

introduction

In this space we shatter the myth that making the cut is the hardest part of an emergency surgical airway. The cut is easy, it’s mastering all the steps it takes to get there that’s hard. Cultivating a Fearless FONA Mindset is about learning what’s required to successfully perform a surgical airway in the real world. To do that you need to understand all the human factors in play, and the unique training demands that a high stakes, low frequency procedure places on us. Then you can build a successful strategy that works for you. This space is here to help you do that.

Map Your own Journey

We design education programs that merge digital and physical space for an enhanced learning experience. Move seamlessly between our online masterclasses and our immersive in person installations and follow your own path. Learn more here.

What’s in this space
  • Personal stories & expert insights
  • Critical concepts for FONA 💭
  • Practical strategies & tactics
  • Self-practice learning tools 🤔
  • Hands on opportunities ✋
  • PAC challenges 💪
  • Curated FOAMed learning 🌐
  • Social Media & networking 📱
  • Much much more
Legend
  • 💭 = core concepts
  • 🙇 = self-practice tools
  • ✋ = hands on practice & coaching
  • 💪 = challenged based SIM learning
  • 🌐 = Curated FOAMed
  • 📱 = Social media & networking
approximate time required: 90min

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.

listen to real fona stories

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

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.

if we know then why do we fail

Some of the strongest barriers to FONA are the ones that exist in our own minds: the irrational fears and the unrealistic expectations we place on ourselves. To overcome them we need to rethink failure. Yes it’s time to rewire your brain…

performance under stress

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

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strategy

FONA is a procedure not a strategy. In the environment of a rapidly evolving airway catastrophe, you need a solid plan to achieve your objective.

the other side of complexity

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

strategy vs tactics

FONA is a part of your strategy for prioritizing oxygenation, but how are you going to implement that strategy. It’s time to talk tactics vs strategy and the difference between the two.

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FIND the ctm

The anatomy is simple, and scary. Here is the clinically relevant anatomy you need to know to identify the CTM and make the cut.

the simplicity of the scalpel

In time dependent moments of stress, less is always more. You need a simplified approach to the surgical airway. Yes there are lots of surgical kits out there but your really only need three things. Here they are.

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staying sharp for the rare event

The unique properties of the high stake and low frequency event like a failed airway places a unique set of requirement on how we learn. Listen while we discuss essential preparation tools, and the value of a realistic 3D printed FONA trainer.


WHAT’S NEXT

virtual & in person pac events
Remote

Our team has designed a series of remote discussions, training simulations and deliberate practice exercises for this masterclass to take your training to the next level. Our virtual live events allow you to hone your clinical interactions as well as your skills to make them more effective when it counts.

In person

Learning installations are a unique transformation of the learning space. It explores a new frontier in medical education: 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.

PAC LIVE!!
anatomy lab
v-training
Installations
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 – Creator the protected airway collaborative

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

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Kevin Ching MD – clinical faculty & simulation director

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