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Paul E. Phrampus, MD Assistant Director of Emergency Medical Programs at WISER recently attended the society for airway management annual meeting in Washington DC. He presented two plenary sessions, the first on Development of an Airway Simulation Training Program for Pre-hospital care. He presented a second plenary session on development of a training program to utilize a checklist for error reduction in troubleshooting hypoxia in flight.
Dr. Phrampus also participated as an instructor in a workshop session on pre-hospital airway management. This workshop gave participants the opportunity to manage the airway in environments and situations that they were not used to. Some examples included sitting up in a car, airway management of near drowning victims and trauma victims whose cervical spine cannot be manipulated.