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Pre-CCTMC Workshops
April 7, 2013– Austin, TX
Continuing Education credits from ASTNA pending for both workshops
Cost: $150 each class 
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  • Describe a typical Safety Management System 
  • List the typical components of a Safety Management System
  • Describe how basic components of SMS can be integrated into a medical transport service to include patient parameters and ground transport
  • Define safety culture and its impact on transport and patient care 

Agenda (8am – 12 noon) - Sheraton at the Capital Hotel in Austin, Texas (Capital View Terrace South meeting room)

08:00 - 09:00 AMWhat is SMS?  (Fred Brisbois)
09:00 - 09:45 AMApplying SMS to air ambulance (Ashley Smith)
09:45 - 10:00 AMBreak
10:00 - 11:00 AMPatient care safety issues (air or ground) (Eileen Frazer)
11:00 - 12:00 PMIntegrating SMS in a Medical Transport Service (Eileen, Ashley and Fred)

AMTS Board Member Faulty: Fred Brisbois, former Safety Director for Sikorsky Helicopters was instrumental in developing the SMS for the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST). Ashley Smith is owner and operator of Jet Logistics in Charlotte, NC, and Eileen Frazer is the Executive Director for CAMTS. 


  • Describe the many benefits of simulation in the healthcare environment 
  • List examples of use and implementation in various medical transport settings
  • Describe the important aspects of video-assisted debriefings 
  • Discuss how simulation can be integrated for medical, aviation, ground and communications team members

Agenda (1pm – 5pm) Sheraton at the Capital Hotel in Austin, Texas (Capital View Terrace South meeting room)

1:00—1:45 PMSimulation in the healthcare environment: It is more than just a computerized manikin
1:45—2:30 PMSimulation program examples and discussions for implementation in the transport setting
2:30—3:00 PMBreak
3:00—4:00 PMUse of high fidelity simulation equipment and video-assisted debriefing for team members
4:00—5:00 PMIntegrating all team members into simulations, including medical, aviation & communications  

The Course Director for this workshop will be CAMTS Board Member, Mary E. Holtschneider, RN-BC, BSN, MPA, NREMT-P. Mary represents AACN on the CAMTS Board and has over 17 years of experience in critical care nursing, EMS, and healthcare education. Her focus for the past 7 years has been on using simulation in the healthcare environment to not only educate staff but to improve processes across the care continuum. She regularly presents at national and regional simulation conferences on the benefits of using simulation as a teaching/learning modality. Participating panelists will include representatives from CAMTS accredited programs who are actively using simulation modalities in the transport environment, as well as industry representatives from simulation manufacturers and developers.