Are You Ready for Take Off: Managing In-Flight Medical Emergencies
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In-flight Medical Emergencies (IME) are quite common, occurring 1 in every 604 flights. In 7-13% of the time, an IME results in a diversion with the most common conditions including cardiac, neurological and respiratory problems. It is common to have at least one physician on a commercial airline flight, with half of IME aid being from a doctor. (Peterson et al., 2013; Dowdall, 2000; Martin-Gill et al., 2018). Behavioral emergencies in those with the autism spectrum disorders have also occurred inflight. Providing care with this vulnerable population requires knowledge of specific skills. In a multicenter survey, fourth-year medical students did not feel adequately prepared to respond to in-flight medical emergencies and may have sub-optimal knowledge (Katzer et al., 2014).
These modules will engage learners in active learning through the demonstration of the cases of the Good Samarian providing care in a real world environment. Given the unique opportunity to film on a plane, learners are offered a view of how logistically care would be rendered. The learners will gain an appreciation of the physical constraints, noise and privacy barriers that one encounters while on an aircraft. Furthermore, this module will cover legal considerations as discussed by an attorney volunteering for the project as well as providers with expertise in neurodiversity.
Tobias, J., Ross, W., Kim, J., & Phillips, L. (2020). Are you Ready for Take Off: Impact of Learning Module for Managing In-Flight Medical Emergencies.
To successfully complete this activity, complete the three modules and the required activity evaluation.
This course is designed for all licensed healthcare providers.
Following completion of this activity, learners will be able to:
- Discuss the concepts of in-flight medical emergencies (IME).
- Explain the challenges someone with autism might experience in-flight.
- Employ strategies to assist someone with autism during an in-flight emergency.
- Discuss the legal considerations when responding to an in-flight medical emergency in an aircraft registered with the United States.
This educational activity received no commercial or in-kind support.
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- Accredited education that is non-clinical, such as leadership or communication skills training.
- Accredited education where the learner group is in control of content, such as a spontaneous case conversation among peers.
- Accredited self-directed education where the learner controls their educational goals and reports on changes that resulted, such as learning from teaching, remediation, or a personal development plan.
Lara Phillips, MD-Activity Director
Wendy Ross, MD
Jennifer Kim, MD
Jane Tobias, DNP, CPNP-PC
Lara Phillips, MD
Wendy Ross, MD
Jennifer Kim, MD
Jane Tobias, DNP, CPNP-PC
Donna Nadel Kramer, JD
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This educational activity has no off-label/investigational use discussions.
The views expressed in this activity are those of the faculty. It should not be inferred or assumed that they are expressing the views of any manufacturer of pharmaceuticals or devices or Thomas Jefferson University.
It should be noted that the recommendations made herein with regard to the use of therapeutic agents, varying disease states, and assessments of risk, are based upon a combination of clinical trials, current guidelines, and the clinical practice experience of the participating presenters. The drug selection and dosage information presented in this activity are believed to be accurate. However, participants are urged to consult all available data on products and procedures before using them in clinical practice.
The planning committee would like to acknowledge those individuals who helped in the making of the videos.
|Thomas Jefferson University||United Airlines|
Andrea M. Kahn-Kothmann
Jenn Kim, MD
William del Toro
In support of improving patient care, Thomas Jefferson University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physicians: This educational activity is designated for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses: This activity awards 1.25 nursing contact hours.
Other Healthcare Professionals: This educational activity is designated for 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Start Date: July 15, 2021
End Date: July 14, 2023
- 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.25 Attendance
- 1.25 CNE
|Jefferson physicians, nurses, other healthcare providers||Free|
|Non-Jefferson physicians, nurses, other healthcare providers||$10|