Skills Labs

Studies show the best way to retain knowledge is through hands-on learning and ACEP17 offers a variety of skills labs that fit the bill. Don’t delay - these courses always are the first to sell out, so be sure to register early to get the education you want.

This page does not contain live data and is updated every Monday. This should only be used as a guide and not a final indication of lab availability. Last Updated June 19 at 7:30 am CT.

Skills labs are$185each unless otherwise noted.

Advanced Airway Techniques Lab

Monday, October 30
8:00 am - 9:50 am
31% Full
Monday, October 30
12:30 pm - 2:20 pm
37% Full
Monday, October 30
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
14% Full

Emergency physicians must be experts in airway management. This lab is designed to provide hands-on experience in several key emergency airway management techniques and adjuncts including open and percutaneous cricothyrotomy, intubating LMA, Bougie, Combitube, intubating stylet, and hand-held fiberoptic technology. (Prior attendance in "Unexpected Difficult Airway: How to Avoid It and How to Manage It is" required).

Advanced Bedside Echocardiography Lab

Monday, October 30
8:00 am - 11:00 am
43% Full
Monday, October 30
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
30% Full

Focused cardiac ultrasound is an essential diagnostic test that emergency physicians should be comfortable performing at the bedside. This lab is designed for emergency physicians with a strong fundamental proficiency with EM bedside ultrasound who would like to improve their echocardiography skills.

NEWAlternatives to Opioids for Pain Management Lab

Tuesday, October 31
8:00 am - 9:50 am
7% Full
Tuesday, October 31
12:30 pm - 2:20 pm
7% Full
Tuesday, October 31
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
7% Full

This hands-on lab will review the science behind OMT and discuss its applicability in the ED for acute pain management.

Critical Care Emergency Ultrasound Lab

Tuesday, October 31
8:00 am - 9:50 am
53% Full
Tuesday, October 31
12:30 pm - 2:20 pm
20% Full
Tuesday, October 31
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
3% Full

The practicing emergency physician needs to be able to utilize ultrasound effectively in the evaluation of the critically ill patient. This hands-on practical lab will highlight the use of ultrasound to perform a EFAST scan, to dynamically monitor and measure the IVC in the setting of hypovolemic shock, and to detect pericardial effusion and perform ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis.(Prior attendance in "Critical Care Emergency Ultrasound" is required.)

Emergent Vaginal Delivery Lab

Sunday, October 29
8:00 am - 9:50 am
30% Full
Sunday, October 29
12:30 pm - 2:20 pm
23% Full
Sunday, October 29
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
13% Full

No matter how "naturally" a pregnant woman delivers her child, if it's in your ED, it becomes an emergency delivery. During this workshop, the speaker will discuss the management of the complications associated with an emergency delivery, identifying necessary equipment, and identifying patients who cannot be transferred to labor and delivery. Are you and your facility prepared for this event?

Pediatric Procedures Lab

Sunday, October 29
8:00 am - 10:30 am
29% Full
Sunday, October 29
12:30 pm - 2:50 pm
13% Full

Performing emergency procedures on sick infants and children can be stressful and frustrating. In this hands-on lab, you will be given an opportunity to obtain hands-on practice in several life-saving procedures. Seldinger technique, intraosseous line placement, umbilical vein catheters, and airway management techniques, including intubation, laryngeal mask airway, and needle cricothyrotomy will be demonstrated.

Procedural Ultrasound Lab

Monday, October 30
8:00 am - 9:50 am
40% Full
Monday, October 30
12:30 pm - 2:20 pm
30% Full
Monday, October 30
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
20% Full

The use of ultrasound by emergency physicians to help perform procedures is becoming more frequent. Some of these may soon be considered standard of care and some are useful in selected situations. This procedural lab will provide hands-on experience with practical EM ultrasound applications.(Prior attendance in "Procedural Ultrasound" is required.)

REBOA Lab

Tuesday, October 31
8:00 am - 9:50 am
24% Full
Tuesday, October 31
12:30 pm - 2:20 pm
24% Full
Tuesday, October 31
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
4% Full

Advanced trauma management now includes utilization of this life saving-technique. Indications, contraindications, and insertion techniques will be described. Utilizing simulation mannequins, this lab will allow hands-on practice with this state-of-the-art treatment.

Simulation Lab ABCs: Can You Manage These Critical Cases?*

Monday, October 30
8:00 am - 9:50 am
30% Full
Monday, October 30
12:30 pm - 2:20 pm
5% Full
Monday, October 30
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
15% Full

Simulation-based training provides the promise of allowing the emergency physician to experience and manage rarely seen clinical problems and perform rarely performed life-saving procedures. See if you can save these patients in this simulation lab. One of these patients may come into your ED on your next shift.

*This skills lab is $250

Slit Lamp Skills Lab

Sunday, October 29
8:00 am - 9:50 am
40% Full
Sunday, October 29
12:30 pm - 2:20 pm
34% Full
Sunday, October 29
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
20% Full

During this hands-on lab, participants will rotate among three stations and the basics of slit lamp equipment and examination for the emergency physician will be described. Stations will include removal of foreign bodies from simulated eyes, a review of application and use of different types of tonometers, and review of a slide show to present and discuss various ophthalmologic pathologies.

Transvenous Pacemaker Lab

Tuesday, October 31
8:00 am - 9:50 am
32%Full
Tuesday, October 31
12:30 pm - 2:20 pm
40% Full
Tuesday, October 31
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
12% Full

Patients with unstable bradycardias frequently require insertion of a transvenous pacemaker as part of their initial ED resuscitation. Although this is a relatively common procedure in the hospital setting, it isn’t done all that often in the emergency department. The procedure for insertion of a transvenous pacemaker is straightforward, but creates quite a bit of anxiety for providers who haven’t inserted one in a while. This lab will teach you the steps of pacemaker insertion and what to do once it has been placed. Participants completing this workshop will gain confidence in taking care of this group of critically ill patients.

Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Lab

Sunday, October 29
8:00 am - 9:50 am
57% Full
Sunday, October 29
12:30 pm - 2:20 pm
33% Full
Sunday, October 29
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
30% Full

During this hands-on lab, participants will perform simulations of all the regional anesthesia blocks described in the lecture: distal forearm, brachial plexus, femoral, cluneal, paraspinal, popliteal, etc. Attendees will employ the use of phantoms, patient models, and their fellow participants themselves as anatomic fodder. A representative sample of currently available ultrasound machines will be used. (Prior attendance in "Blocks Unblinded: Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia" is required).

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