Date/ Time: Monday, October 25, 2021; 8am-4pm

Location: Mid Campus Center (4950 Children’s Place, 5th Floor, St. Louis Mo. 63110)

Audience: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care & EMS Providers: Paramedics, MD, NP, PA, RN/BSN

General Information: This will be a hands on conference where individuals can walk around and go session to session. Each session will be approximately 25-50 minutes with 5-10 learners per session.

CME/CE/CNE Provided.

Cost: $20.00 per attendee, including food. Please bring cash, check or money order. No cards please the day of the event.

Thank you for your interest. As of 9/29/2021, registration is full. We look forward to seeing you the day of the event.

Warm regards.


*Symposium Schedule:

  • 08:00– 8:50; Opening lecture and introduction to the conference (people will be split into small groups).
  • 09:00 -0:950 – Session 1
  • 10:00 – 10:50 – Session 2
  • 11:00 – 11:50 – Session 3
  • 12:00 – 12:50 – Lunch (provided)
  • 13:00 – 13:50 – Session 4
  • 14:00 – 14:50 – Session 5
  • 15:00 – 15:50 – Session 6

*Stations will last 25 – 50 minutes so students may participate in 1-2 stations per session).


Educational Stations:

  • ECMO
    • Live Maquet & Centrimag ECMO Set-ups
    • Indications for & how ECMO works
    • Basic troubleshooting
  • Impella
    • Live Device Demo with indications & uses
    • Troubleshooting; tip & tricks for transport
  • VADs
    • Heart Mate II & III with Heart Ware HVAD Simulator
    • Live patients with implanted LVADs to interact with
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps
    • What it is, how it works, troubleshooting
    • Tips and tricks for EMS and transport
  • Trans Venous Pacers
    • Simulator on how to float one
    • How to hook it up and adjust settings
  • Ventilator
    • Hands on setting manipulation
    • Alarms
    • ARDS management
    • Hands on Proning workshop
  • Transesophageal Echo
    • Basic views & manipulation
    • Cardiac arrest management
  • Transthoracic Echo
    • Rapid Ultrasound in Hypotension (RUSH Exam)
      • Pneumothorax, tamponade, PE, Dissection, Shock etc…
  • Procedure Lab
    • Cricothyrotomy
    • Tracheostomy
    • Chest tube insertion
    • Central line insertion
    • Arterial line insertion
  • Equipment
    • End tidal CO2 interpretation, set up and trouble shooting
    • Arterial line set up, trouble shooting and Interpretation
    • PA catheter waveforms
    • General monitor manipulation (pacer mode & data manipulation)
  • Medications
    • Vasoactive agents (pressors, pump setup & inotropes)
    • Sedation & paralytics (Dosing & how to test twitches)
    • Inhaled pulmonary vasodilators.

Conference Coordinators & Contact:

Amjad Musleh, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Services & Critical Care
Washington University in St. Louis
Departments of Emergency Medicine & Anesthesiology


Medical Director, BJH Acute Care Team
Medical Director, Des Peres Department of Public Safety
Medical Director, Jefferson County CC Paramedic Program

Amjad@wustl.edu

Mary Sullivan, RN, MSN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN
Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
Advanced Practice Provider Leadership
Department of Anesthesiology
Washington University School of Medicine

mary.sullivan@wustl.edu