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Cultivate a Fearless FONA Mindset

nextgen learning to elevate your airway practice


The emergency surgical airway is a simple procedure. Yet performing it is one of the hardest things to do. In this space, we explore why this is and shatter the myth that performing FONA has to fill you with fear. Instead, journey through this immersive and interactive learning space to cultivate a FEARLESS FONA MINDSET, where all the key elements to successful FONA are explored, and all the barriers to confident action are addressed. When you’re done with all the concepts and hands-on skills here you’ll be able to act in those stressful, time-dependent moments without fear to protect your patient from the consequences of prolonged hypoxia. If you want to confidently perform FONA in the real world, then this learning space is for you. Getting started is as easy as scrolling down. 👇

The Integrated Learning Space

With Enhanced Digital Content

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Map Your Own Journey

Our enhanced digital content allows you to learn in multiple ways. Use the digital space here as an online course for learning anytime, anywhere. Then, let the same enhanced digital content guide you through our uniquely immersive, interactive physical spaces for hands-on procedure training, skills challenges, expert coaching, and high-fidelity simulations. Welcome to next-generation training designed to elevate your airway practice.

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What’s Inside


Each space has multiple learning opportunities that integrate digital and physical space. You can start online, then attend a PAC live event or visit a PAC pop-up to add hands-on guided practice, skills challenges, expert faculty coaching, and high-fidelity simulations to your training. For each of these activities, you can earn points toward PAC certification. Open the guide below, complete the activities related to each poster, and then submit your guide. When you’ve earned enough points, we’ll send you your certificate!

Learning Objectives


a better way

Take the first step towards the cultivation of a Fearless FONA Mindset.

the necessary elements

Learn about the elements that need to be considered for successful FONA.

the first element

Human factors are some of the most powerful barriers to performing FONA. Some of them may surprise you. Learn how to overcome them here. Yes, it’s time to rewire your brain.

the second element

In a stressful and time-dependent environment, you need to cultivate simplicity. Explore this critical element and use it to create an elegant and minimalist approach to the CICO scenario.

the third element

FONA is a simple procedure, but the path to its performance has many pitfalls. Knowing the failed airway algorithm is not enough. You need an actionable plan. Learn the strategy and tactics that make up another critical element of cultivating your fearless FONA mindset.

the fourth element

Time inevitably erodes our skills. So, how do we stay prepared for this high-stakes, low-frequency event? The cultivation of regular practice. Get started here.

What’s Next

You could stop here, but why would you want to? You have the entire universe of online immersive and interactive learning spaces here. If you’re with us in person at one of our live events, courses, or pop-up learning spaces, use the enhanced digital content for hands-on training, skills development, and expert coaching for next-generation learning designed to elevate your airway practice.

Meet the Creators

JOnathan St George MD

Jonathan St. George is an Emergency Medicine attending at Weill Cornell University in New York City. He is the creator behind the methodology for PAC with a lifelong interest in airway management and MedEd innovation with the goal of improving how we learn.

Jason HIll MD

Jason Hill is an Emergency Medicine attending at Columbia University and holds a long-term interest in design.   This interest began during his PhD years where he developed software to reconstruct 3D models from brain MRI scans to study cerebral development.  He has since made a foray into 3D design, 3D printing, and virtual reality to create novel medical training tools.  It is his firm belief that these new technologies will allow for innovative and accessible new avenues to train the next generation of medical practitioners.