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THE FEARLESS FONA MINDSET

A LEARNING SPACE DEVELOPED TO ELEVATE YOUR Surgical Airway Skills so they can be deployed in the Real World

Everything You Need to Learn to Make the Cut

THE PAC MASTER CLASS CURRICULUM – FONA EDITION

ONLINE LEARNING AT YOUR OWN PACE WITH OUR FACULTY EXPERTS

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. The Fearless FONA Mindset is about teaching what’s required to successfully perform a surgical airway in the real world. To do that you need understand all the human factors in play, and the unique training demands a high stakes, low frequency procedure like FONA places on us. Then you can build a successful strategy that works for you.

This master class on FONA will help you do that. It covers all the critical concepts and skills you need to prepare for FONA and to act effectively in a moment of need. Our experts will show you all the tricks of the trade they rely on in their practice. When you’re done, you’ll be able to take your skills to the bedside. Start with the online content here, learn at your own pace, and then join us live for online and in person PAC events to complete your training.


the path towards MAKing THE CUT

FONA (front of neck access) is the final common pathway for all failed airways. But knowing the path is different from walking the path. We discuss how to get yourself there so you can make the cut.


defeat is merely temporary (how to rethink failure)

What are the most underappreciated barriers that keep us from performing FONA? Perhaps our greatest roadblocks are the ones in our own mind..


GETTING TO THE other side of complexity

Why are we so often unprepared for the failed airway? Maybe, just maybe, we should wade into the complexity of performing FONA in a stressful and chaotic environment before we have to do it, so we can get safely to get to the other side.


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.


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 their are lots of surgical kits out there but your really only need three things. Here they are.


VIRTUAL

IN PERSON

PAC LIVE!!
v-training
Installations
anatomy lab

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.

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.


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.

Spencer Wells – photographer, filmmaker, writer

Spencer Wells is a New York City based photographer, filmmaker and writer. His work explores the relationship between people and the natural environment, frequently introducing ethereal elements to create dynamic compositions.

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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WOJCIECH “VOY” PIECHOWSKI PA – clinical faculty, audio & Soundscape design

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