AAEM 22nd Annual Scientific Assembly
AAEM 22nd Annual Scientific Assembly

American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM)

22nd Annual Scientific Assembly

Simulation –– Pediatrics and Obstetrics

Thursday, February 18, 2016 


Course Description

This simulation course is designed for emergency physicians seeking a practical, hands-on course in the management of critical obstetric and pediatric scenarios including the performance of invasive procedures. Training is available for emergency physicians of all levels to teach skills not received during emergency medicine training, or to refresh delivery skills and procedures that are rarely used but “high-risk” when encountered in the emergency department setting.

Junior physicians will have a hand at directing the management of simulated high risk obstetric and pediatric scenarios. Senior physicians will be able to refresh their skills particularly in procedures and events that are infrequent in practice but high stakes when they are needed.

Faculty will guide participants through the stations and provide not only core instruction in indication, performance and management of complications, but also share their “tricks of the trade.” Each participant will have the chance to critically analyze and be in a leadership role for at least one critical case.

Participants will receive hands-on instruction by experienced emergency medicine and obstetrics/pediatrics faculty. Task trainers and simulators will be used to recreate clinical vignettes. Critical actions will be reviewed. A post-training summary will ensure understanding of steps necessary for successful high-risk deliveries and critical pediatric scenarios.


Course Fee

  • $550 AAEM member
  • $650 Non-member


Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, each participant should be able to:

  1. Describe the different breech delivery positions and apply recommended techniques for a successful breech delivery.
  2. Identify when a delivery is complicated by shoulder dystocia and perform a successful shoulder dystocia delivery.
  3. Review technique and tips for successful pediatric airway management.
  4. Cite indications for crash caesarean section delivery and review the technique.
  5. Recognize and manage a child with altered mental status.
  6. Explore differential diagnosis and management of a sick neonate.
  7. Analyze indications and techniques of performing Umbilical Venous Catheterization.
  8. Discuss techniques for lumbar puncture in neonates.


Course Schedule

Thursday, February 18, 2016 


Meet in Lobby Level of Planet Hollywood
Near PH The Store - look for AAEM personnel


Transport to Simulation Center
(Included with registration)


Introduction to course, faculty, and participants


Scenario 1/Skills                                 


Scenario 2/Skills


Scenario 3/Skills




Scenario 4/Skills


Faculty Debrief:
Critical decisions, procedural expertise, “tricks of trade”    


Box lunch and transport to Planet Hollywood
(Included with registration)


Course Directors

Chandra D. Aubin, MD RDMS FAAEM
Associate Professor, Assistant Residency Director, Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Madhu Hardasmalani, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, EMS Medical & Base Station Director, MedStar Harbor Hospital, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital & MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.

Sabrina Taylor, MD FAAEM
Assistant Professor, Clinical Director of Medical Simulation, Department of Emergency Medicine, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University, El Paso, TX


Course Faculty

Rebecca A. Bavolek, MD FAAEM FACEP
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, Assistant Residency Director Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

SueLin Hilbert, MD MPH 
Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Nicholas Renz, MD
Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Ernesto J. Romo, MD
Physician, Emergency Medicine, John H. Stoger Jr Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL

Christian F. Young, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor, Assistant Program Director and Simulation Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, NV


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