September 19, 2019, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CT / 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET

In-flight Emergencies:
Good Samaritans at Altitude

Session Overview

There are more than 44,000 commercial flights tracked per day by air traffic controllers. Many caregivers and healthcare workers have had the experience of a flight attendant calling for help while in the air.  Dr. Robert Katzer will be delivering a world class presentation on what we need to know about caring for the public during an in-flight emergency. He is an Emergency Medicine physician, educator, and medical director for a busy fire and rescue program. Having heard him speak, our TMIT team gives him our highest recommendation.  Dr. Gregory Botz, the co-founder of the Med Tac Bystander Care program who also teaches in-flight emergency care, will provide his perspective along with reactions from our patient advocate representative.

We offer these online webinars at no cost to our participants.

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Webinar Video, and Downloads

Webinar Video:

National Survey Results:

Click here to download the National Survey Results.

Speaker Slide Set:

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Date, Time, & Dial-in Information

  September 19, 2019

  • 01:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time
  • 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM  Central Daylight Time
  • 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM  Mountain Daylight Time
  • 10:00 AM to 1:30 AM  Pacific Daylight Time

 Dial-in Info: Audio will be provided through your computer (VoIP) at no cost to you. If VoIP is not an option on your computer, you can use the following number to dial-in: 1-408-792-6300  Access code: 826 227 752 #.   If you use this dial-in number, you will be charged by your local phone company or long-distance provider for the call.

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CE Credit Information

Learning Objectives:

  • Awareness:  Participants will understand and become aware of the critical issues related to care of patients during an in-flight emergency.
  • Accountability:  Participants will understand who may be accountable for responding to in-flight emergencies and issues related to Good Samaritan laws.
  • Ability:  Participants will learn about competencies important to bystander care during in-flight emergencies.
  • Action:  Participants will learn what actions they may need to take in order to be prepared to deal with in-flight emergencies in the future.

CE Participation Documentation

Texas Medical Institute of Technology, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15996, will be issuing 1.5 contact hours for this webinar. TMIT is only providing nursing credit at this time.

To request a Participation Document, please click here.

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Session Speakers and Panelists

Robert Katzer, MD, MBA, FAEMS, FACEP
Robert Katzer, MD, MBA, FAEMS, FACEPIn-flight Emergencies: Good Samaritans at Altitude
Bio
Gregory Botz, MD
Gregory Botz, MDDiscussion and Reaction to Presentation
Bio
Jennifer Dingman
Jennifer DingmanDiscussion and Reaction to Presentation AND the Voice of Patient and Family
Bio
C. R. Denham, II, MD
C. R. Denham, II, MDIn the News and Recent Polling
Bio

Related Resources

Johns Hopkins Safety Crisis Articles

Tampa Bay Times:

  1. Family settles for $2.3 million over All Children’s heart surgery death 06-28-19; https://www.tampabay.com/investigations/2019/06/28/family-settles-for-23-million-over-all-childrens-heart-surgery-death/  
  2. The law firm investigating All Children’s filed its report. The hospital will make big changes 06-28-19; https://www.tampabay.com/investigations/2019/06/28/the-law-firm-investigating-all-childrens-filed-its-report-the-hospital-will-make-big-changes/ 
  3. Extra oversight for children’s heart surgery signed into law 06-26-19; https://www.tampabay.com/investigations/2019/06/26/extra-oversight-for-childrens-heart-surgery-signed-into-law/  
  4. Johns Hopkins wrote the rules on patient safety. But its hospitals don’t always follow them 12-29-18 http://www.tampabay.com/projects/2018/investigations/heartbroken/johns-hopkins-patient-safety/    
  5. State and federal inspectors visit All Children’s after reports on heart surgery deaths: 01-11-19 https://www.tampabay.com/investigations/2019/01/11/state-and-federal-inspectors-visit-all-childrens-after-reports-on-heart-surgery-deaths/    
  6. Johns Hopkins hires former prosecutor to investigate All Children’s Heart Institute 01-09-19 https://www.tampabay.com/investigations/2019/01/09/johns-hopkins-hires-former-prosecutor-to-investigate-all-childrens-heart-institute/    
  7. Three more All Children’s officials resign following Times investigation 01-02-19 https://www.tampabay.com/investigations/2019/01/02/three-more-all-childrens-officials-resign-following-times-investigation/
  8. State may publish more data on heart surgery deaths 12-17-18 https://www.tampabay.com/investigations/2018/12/17/state-may-publish-more-data-on-heart-surgery-deaths/    
  9. Reps. Kathy Castor, Charlie Crist repeat call for federal investigation into All Children’s heart unit 12-12-18 https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/12/12/reps-kathy-castor-charlie-crist-repeat-call-for-federal-investigation-into-all-childrens-heart-unit/   
  10. Top All Children’s executives resign following Times report on heart surgeries 12-11-18 https://www.tampabay.com/investigations/2018/12/11/top-all-childrens-executives-resign-following-times-report/   
  11. State, federal officials missed warnings at All Children’s heart unit 12-07-18 https://www.tampabay.com/investigations/2018/12/07/state-federal-officials-missed-warnings-at-all-childrens-heart-unit/    
  12. Heartbroken 12-02-18 https://www.tampabay.com/projects/2018/investigations/heartbroken/all-childrens-heart-institute/ ​ 
  13. All Children’s CEO: Not telling parents about needle left behind was “complete failure” 05-22-18 https://www.tampabay.com/investigations/2018/05/22/all-childrens-ceo-not-telling-parents-about-needle-left-behind-was-complete-failure/  
  14. All Children’s Hospital now under federal review 05-17-18 https://www.tampabay.com/investigations/2018/05/17/all-childrens-hospital-now-under-federal-review/    
  15. All Children’s never told state about needle left in baby 05-15-18 https://www.tampabay.com/investigations/2018/05/15/all-childrens-never-told-state-about-needle-left-in-baby/    
  16. State investigating problems at All Children’s Heart Institute 04-28-18 https://www.tampabay.com/investigations/2018/04/28/state-investigating-problems-at-all-childrens-heart-institute    
  17. How we calculated All Children’s surgical mortality rates http://www.tampabay.com/projects/2018/investigations/heartbroken/data-methodology/    
  18. These eight children went to the All Children’s Heart Institute. Here’s what happened to them http://www.tampabay.com/projects/2018/investigations/heartbroken/patient-stories/    
  19. Johns Hopkins All Children’s still noncompliant with some regulations, CMS says 03-11-19 https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/johns-hopkins-all-children-s-fails-follow-up-inspection-federal-funding-still-at-risk.html    
  20. Federal inspectors find unresolved problems at All Children’s 03-08-19 https://www.tampabay.com/investigations/2019/03/08/federal-inspectors-find-unresolved-problems-at-all-childrens/  
  21. Senate committee greenlights oversight of children’s heart surgery programs after Times report 03-11-19 https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/2019/03/11/senate-committee-greenlights-oversight-of-childrens-heart-surgery-programs-after-times-report/    
  22. All Children’s deaths led to a bill adding oversight. The Florida House just gutted it 03-27-19 https://www.tampabay.com/investigations/2019/03/27/all-childrens-deaths-led-to-a-bill-adding-oversight-the-florida-house-just-gutted-it/    
  23. Florida could have fined All Children’s millions for late reports. It went with $4,500 03-29-19. https://www.tampabay.com/investigations/2019/03/29/florida-could-have-fined-all-childrens-millions-for-late-reports-it-went-with-4500/    
  24. All Children’s works to restore faith, but families struggle to forgive https://www.tampabay.com/investigations/2019/04/10/all-childrens-works-to-restore-faith-but-families-struggle-to-forgive/    
  25. Times’ series on patient deaths at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital wins top award https://www.tampabay.com/environment/times-series-on-patient-deaths-at-johns-hopkins-all-childrens-hospital-wins-top-award-20190409/    
  26. Heart surgery bill gets new life 04-24-19 https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2019/04/24/heart-surgery-bill-gets-new-life/    
  27. Lawmakers approve measure to catch pediatric heart surgery problems 04-29-19 https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2019/04/29/lawmakers-approve-measure-to-catch-pediatric-heart-surgery-problems/    
  28. Regulators still not satisfied with All Children’s progress 05-01-19 https://www.tampabay.com/investigations/2019/05/01/regulators-still-not-satisfied-with-all-childrens-progress/    
  29. Florida Legislature 2019: What passed and what failed 05-06-19 https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2019/05/06/florida-legislature-2019-what-passed-and-what-failed/  
  30. Profit at Johns Hopkins hospitals tumbled. All Children’s was to blame 05-28-19 https://www.tampabay.com/investigations/2019/05/28/profit-at-johns-hopkins-hospitals-tumbled-all-childrens-was-to-blame/  

Additional Resources

  1. National Quality Forum. Safe Practice 1: Culture of Safety Leadership Structures and Systems. IN: Safe Practices for Better Healthcare – 2010 Update: A Consensus Report. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2010. Available at:
    http://www.qualityforum.org/.   
  2. National Quality Forum. Safe Practice 2: Culture Measurement, Feedback, and Intervention. IN: Safe Practices for Better Healthcare – 2010 Update: A Consensus Report. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2010. Available at
    http://www.qualityforum.org/.   
  3. National Quality Forum. Safe Practice 3: Teamwork Training and Skill Building. IN: Safe Practices for Better Healthcare – 2010 Update: A Consensus Report. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2010. Available at
    http://www.qualityforum.org/.   
  4. National Quality Forum. Safe Practice 4: Risks and Hazards. IN: Safe Practices for Better Healthcare – 2010 Update: A Consensus Report. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2010. Available at
    http://www.qualityforum.org/.   
  5. National Quality Forum. Chapter 9: Opportunities for Patient and Family Involvement. IN: Safe Practices for Better Healthcare – 2010 Update: A Consensus Report. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2010. Available at
    http://www.qualityforum.org/.   

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