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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

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.


Welcome. We merge digital and physical space in new ways to bring you this next generation learning style. So whether your experiencing this site as one of our uniquely immersive, interactive and self-directed in person learning installations or as one of our online masterclasses you have access to all the same great content!! Enjoy. 😊

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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 in anything is merely temporary

Perhaps the most underappreciated barriers that keep us from performing FONA are the ones in our own mind. If we want to be successful at FONA we need to rethink failure. Yes it’s time to rewire your brain…


the other side of complexity

FONA skills that exist on the near side of complexity have little value. If you want your skills to be there for you when you need them, a journey to the far side of the complexity is required.


the difference between strategy and tactics

So you have a strategy for performing FONA during a failed failed airway, but what tactics that are going help you implement that strategy.


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

How to combat stress & Self-doubt

Can you prepare yourself for the effects of stress on your performance. The answer is yes. Explore this space and join us in person to spend time with our stress lab coaches.


next level training

Our in person events include a simulation based training exercise so that you can bring all of these concepts and skills together and apply them. Here are some preparation tips.



WHAT’S NEXT

VIRTUAL

IN PERSON

PAC LIVE!!
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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.

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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