Low Frequency but High Risk Procedures need reinforcing and updating due to the critical nature of the patient requiring these emergency skills.

Because skills such as surgical criothyroidotomy, endotracheal intubation, central line placement, and other critical emergency skills are not performed frequently in certain practice settings, when the time comes to perform these life-savings skills, the physician may be hesitant or lack the sufficient competence to perform said skills.  This workshop aims to provide this much needed education.

Course Director
David K. Tan, MD, FAAEM

Invited Course Faculty

Tentative Course Outline

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  • Review airway and vascular anatomy seen as a cadaver demonstration in 3D
  • Discuss and identify the anatomical structures encountered, and landmarks use in performing the various lifesaving procedures
  • Describe and perform intubation, cricothyroidotomy, chest aspiration and chest tube insertation and central IV access cannulation procedures on cadavers, under the guidance of experts

Physician - $525
Paramedics, Physician Assistants, Fellows, Residents - $350

Email Address:  Please ensure you register with your personal email address as this is how you will receive pertinent course information and your Continuing Education Credit. If you have taken a course with us previously, you will need to sign into our new registration program to register.

Please email the Course Coordinator should you have any questions or problems with your registration.

Cancellation Policy:
A refund less 10% for the registration fee will be refunded if cancelled before July 12, 2014. If you paid by credit card we will refund your credit card, please note it takes 5-10 working days to post back to your credit card.

Preeti Dalawari, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, - Saint Louis University School of Medicine, - St. Louis, MO
John Frattini, MD, FCCP
- St. Luke's Hospital, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine - St. Louis, MO
Jacob B. Keeperman, MD
Assistant Professor - Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Opthalmology and Visual Sciences - St. Louis, MO
John T. Lind, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Department of Opthalmology and Visual Sciences, - Washington University School of Medicine, - St. Louis, MO
Sharon R. Pulver, RN, MSN, CEN
SSM Team Leader for Stroke Services, - St. Charles, MO
David K. Tan, MD, FAAEM
Assistant Professor and Chief, EMS Section, Division of Emergency Medicine, - Washington University School of Medicine, - St. Louis, MO
John C. Vandover, MD
Medical Director, Sparta Community Hospital, Adjunct Faculty, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, - Sparta Community Hospital - Sparta, IL
Jason C. Wagner, MD
Residency Program Director, Director of Augmented Learning, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, - Washington University School of Medicine, - St. Louis, MO
Title Time Faculty Room
REGISTRATION and CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 7:00AM - 7:20AM 2nd Floor Exhibit/Dining Hall
Course Directors’Welcome and Introduction 7:20AM - 7:30AM Auditorium
Ocular Trauma & Orbital compartment Syndrome: Evaluation and Management 7:30AM - 8:00AM John T. Lind, MD, MS
3-D Video Demonstration: Emergency Lateral Canthothomy and Inferior Cantholysis 8:00AM - 8:30AM John T. Lind, MD, MS
3-D Video Demonstration: Respiratory Support Workshop - Clinical Airway Anatomy 8:30AM - 9:00AM David K. Tan, MD, FAAEM
Direct Laryngoscopy: the Essentials of Intubation Preparation and Techniques 9:00AM - 9:30AM John Frattini, MD, FCCP
Emergency Surgical Crico-Thyroidotomy 9:30AM - 9:45AM Jason C. Wagner, MD
3-D Video Demonstration: Percutaneous and Open Emergency Surgical Crico-Thyroidotomy 9:45AM - 10:00AM Jason C. Wagner, MD
BREAK and EXHIBITS 10:00AM - 10:30AM 2nd Floor Exhibit/Dining Hall
3-D Video Demonstration: Thoracic Cavity Workshop - Chest Cavity Anatomy 10:30AM - 11:00AM Jason C. Wagner, MD
Clinical Demonstration: Needle Decompression and Tube Thoracostomy 11:00AM - 11:30AM Jason C. Wagner, MD
Hand-On Lab Session I & II 11:30AM - 1:00PM Preeti Dalawari, MD
John Frattini, MD, FCCP
John T. Lind, MD, MS
David K. Tan, MD, FAAEM
John C. Vandover, MD
Sharon R. Pulver, RN, MSN, CEN
Jason C. Wagner, MD
Jacob B. Keeperman, MD
Zeiss Learning Center (ZLC) -Lab B
EXHIBITS and LUNCH 1:00PM - 2:00PM 2nd Floor Exhibit/Dining Hall
3-D Video Demonstration: Vascular Access Anatomy 2:00PM - 2:15PM David K. Tan, MD, FAAEM
Clinical Demonstration: Central IV Access-Internal Jugular and Subclavian Vein Cannulation EZ-IO Insertion Techniques at the Humerus 2:15PM - 2:30PM David K. Tan, MD, FAAEM
Zeiss Learning Center (ZLC) -Lab B
Hands-On Lab Session III: • IJ, Subclavian, Humerus Insertion EZ-IO • Continue Lab Sessions I and II (if desired) 2:30PM - 4:00PM Preeti Dalawari, MD
John Frattini, MD, FCCP
Jacob B. Keeperman, MD
Zeiss Learning Center (ZLC) -Lab B
Approved as an EMS training entity through the Missouri Department of Health, Unit of EMS.  Certificates and CEUs will be awarded upon completion of the course.  
Training entity number: 51010C

Now Approved by CECBEMS!
This continuing education activity is approved for by Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education Office, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).

CECBEMS Provider Number:  SLU2910
CECBEMS Accreditation Course Number: 14-CECB-F1-6007
Accreditation Date: 8/12/2014 to 8/12/2015
Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Paramedics: 7.0 CEH Advanced Category


Saint Louis University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Saint Louis University designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Validation of Content:

Saint Louis University School of Medicine follows the ACCME policy on Validation of Content for CME activities which
 require that:

  1. All scientific research referred to, reported or used in CME in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.
  2. Providers are not eligible for ACCME accreditation or re-accreditation if they present activities that promote recommendations, treatment, or manners of practicing medicine that are not within the definition of CME, or known to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients. An organization whose program of CME is devoted to advocacy of unscientific modalities of diagnosis or therapy is not eligible to apply for ACCME accreditation.

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of Saint Louis University School of Medicine to insure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its continuing medical education program. Faculty and planning committee members participating in these
activities are required to disclose to the audiences prior to the activity the following:

  1.  A relevant financial relationship within the past 12 months (including themselves and their spouse/partner) as defined by the ACCME. The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, with the exemption of non-profit or government organizations and non-health care related companies.
  2. Their intention to discuss a product that is not labeled for the use under discussion.
  3. Their intention to discuss preliminary research data.

Saint Louis University School of Medicine will review this activity’s disclosures and resolve all identified conflicts of interest, if applicable.

The education the participant gains through our CME activities does not satisfy training requirements to perform the surgery.


Course Hotels listed Alphabetically

Hotel Information

Reserve your Room

Chase Park Plaza

Located 1.4 miles from PASE, the Chase is a world-class hotel offering personal services and modern amenities. The Chase exemplifies a gracious style and timeless elegance. Located in the center of eclectic and cosmopolitan Central West End neighborhood you will have countless restaurants, boutiques, and attractions a moment's walk away. Included in your rate is an upgrade to a spacious one-bedroom suite, complimentary guest room internet, and one complimentary movie ticket to be used at The Cinema at the Chase.

Chase Park Plaza
$155 Per Night
212 North Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

314-633-3000 (Mention Practical Anatomy & Surgical Education Foot and Ankle Course)
(Link coming soon)

Hotel Ignacio
hotel ignacio one bed rooms

Located .6 miles from PASE, Hotel Ignacio, owned and operated by Saint Louis University is an exceptional boutique hotel located in the vibrant midtown area of Saint Louis. Discerning travelers who walk through our doors enter an urban oasis. Here, you'll find all the comforts and convenience of home in an intimate setting, combined with extraordinary personalized service delivered by a friendly, professional staff dedicated to making your stay absolutely seamless. You can even bring along your best furry friend!

Hotel Ignacio
$155 Per Night
3411 Olive
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: (314) 977-4411

You will need to take a taxi to and from:
 Lambert International Airport

 Location: PASE Learning Center, Young Hall
3839 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108 USA


Privacy Notice/Grievance Policy & Procedure

Privacy Notice for Registrants of SLU CME/CE Activities
  • We do not sell or rent the information we have about you to anyone
  • We do not share your information with outside companies for the purpose of selling their products or services to you
  • We will use your email information to inform you of upcoming CME/CE activities approved by the SLU CME Program
  • You have the right to OPT-Out at any time when receiving invitations regarding upcoming CME/CE activities

Grievance Policy & Procedure

The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards and the SLU CME Program Mission is the responsibility of the CME Program Director in consultation with the CME Program Accrediting Director & CME Chairperson, and the Continuing Education Committee.

While Saint Louis University CME Program attempts to anticipate issues and assure fair treatment for all participants to conduct and experience valid and successful CME activities, there may be occasional issues which require intervention and/or action on the part of the CME Program. 

To register a complaint or grievance with the Saint Louis University CME Program:

Submit a written, detailed complaint or grievance to cme@slu.edu.

1.        Complaints will be reviewed by the Program Director and addressed or transferred to the appropriate level for review:

·          Answers and/or actions taken to rectify complaints will be documented and sent to those that provide contact information.

·          If appropriate, complaints will be reviewed at the CME Committee Meeting for members to discuss and find solutions to the area of complaint.

·          Compliance issues will automatically be moved up to the Accrediting Director for immediate review.

To submit concerns regarding compliance with accreditation requirements, a direct portal to the ACCME Complaint Form is provided on the Saint Louis University CME website, http://www.accme.org/accme-complaint-form.