Virtual Disaster Medicine

Perioperative Training Center (VDMPTC)

A joint educational project between

The Department of Anesthesiology

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Pennsylvania State University

College of Medicine Simulation Lab

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Department of Anesthesiology

 

 

 

Mission / Methodology

 

 

 

Charter Members

 

 

 

Modules (Basic):

 

Basic Review of Endotracheal Intubation for Providers at a Mass Casualty

A review of terminology, equipment and techniques for airway management of a mass casualty victim.

 

Supraglottic Airway Management (under development)

 

 

 

Modules (Advanced): (to be developed)

 

Review of the ASA Airway Management Algorithm

 

Review of airway anatomy

 

Evaluation of the difficult airway

 

Medical conditions affecting the airway

 

Advanced Airway Techniques Part 1 - Advanced masking techniques

 

Advanced Airway Techniques Part 2 - Supraglottic airway options

 

Advanced Airway Techniques Part 3 - Flexible fiberoptic tracheal intubation

 

Advanced Airway Techniques Part 4 - Novel airway devices

 

Surgical Airway Techniques

 

Pediatric Airway Management

 

OB Airway Management

 

The Airway in Trauma

 

The airway in the ICU

 

Extubation of the difficult airway patient

 

 

 

Glossary

 

 

 

The initial funding for this project is supported by a generous educational grant from Karl Storz Inc.