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16th Annual AirBorne Neonatal Pediatric Transport Conference

International Biomedical is hosting its 16th Annual AirBorne Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Conference in Austin, Texas on May 2nd – 4th, 2018. This conference allows transport professionals to learn new techniques and the latest advances in neonatal and pediatric transport from experts in their field and by interacting with other teams from across the US, Canada, and around the world.

Austin, the state capital, is known for its easygoing attitude, musical talent, cultural scene, and friendly atmosphere. In keeping with this casual and playful spirit, we have incorporated fun networking dinners.

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Poster Presentation 

We will again be accepting abstracts related to any aspect of neonatal and/or pediatric transport care. Presenters must be registered for the general conference. Participants have the chance to win two complimentary registrations to the 2019 AirBorne Transport Conference. Learn more and view full guidelines.

Tiny Transport Photo Contest

Join us as we celebrate neonatal transport by participating in our Tiny Transport photo contest held during the AirBorne Transport Conference. Participants have the chance to win one complimentary registration to the 2019 AirBorne Transport Conference and the chance for their photo to be considered for use on the cover of a future conference syllabus or “Save the Date” postcard. Learn more and view full guidelines.

Wednesday Night Welcome Party | May 2

Please join us for a welcome party in the exhibit hall to preview the vendors, meet up with your old friends and get to know some new friends. Food and adult beverages will be provided at the welcome party as we kick off the conference!

Thursday BBQ & Casino Night | May 3

Enjoy a leisurely bus ride through the beautiful Texas hill country to the Creekside Pavilion for a fun night of networking with casino games, dancing to a great DJ, prize wheel, spirits, and some great Texas BBQ!

Preconference Sessions for 2018 | May 2

S.T.A.B.L.E. Cardiac Module Learner Course

This learner course provides general guidelines for the assessment and stabilization of neonates with suspected congenital heart disease (CHD). In completing this module, the learner will gain an increased understanding of the following concepts: The physical assessment and differential diagnosis of neonates with suspected CHD, the anatomic features, clinical presentation, initial stabilization of neonates with CHD, and the modifications in the S.T.A.B.L.E. guidelines that are necessary when caring for neonates with CHD.

HFV & Nitric Oxide Workshop

Maintaining protective lung strategies during transport is a primary concern. This workshop provides hands-on experience troubleshooting, describing set-up, and identifying key components in delivering high-frequency ventilation with nitric oxide during transport.This session is designed for neonatologists, intensivists, respiratory therapists, neonatal nurse practitioners, and advanced practice nurses who routinely deliver high-frequency ventilation with nitric oxide on transport.

Fun with Procedures: A Lab Practicum with Hands on Experience

Through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on practice, this procedure lab allows attendees to expand their knowledge and skills with difficult intubation techniques, placement of intraosseous needles, chest tube placement, and modalities employed in the treatment of various cardiac dysrhythmias. This session is intended for neonatal nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, transport nurses, and nursing faculty seeking to enhance their knowledge in the performance of chest tube placement, thoracentesis, pericardiocentesis, and intraosseous placement.

General Session Topics* | May 3 & 4

  • Recognition and Management of Neonates with Congenital Heart Disease on Transport
  • Shock in the Neonate
  • Running the GAMUT Gauntlet:  Quality Metrics in Critical Care Transport
  • The Unexpected Challenge: Quality Management in Transport
  • Therapeutic Hypothermia on Neonatal Transport: Time Equals Brain Cells (Update for 2018)
  • Transport of Critically Ill Late Preterm and Term Infants with HFV
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Effective Team Building in Healthcare: Can’t We All Get Along?
  • Aeromedical Transport Physiology: Shake, Shout, Bake, Pop and Cool – Update on Transport Medicine
  • Roundtable Open Forum
*Please check back often for additional updates on lecture topics.

We have applied for the following CEUs:

Main Conference

  • 10 CEUs for RRTs
  • 12 CEUs for RNs

HFV and Nitric Oxide Lab

  • 4 CEUs for RRTs
  • 4 CEUs for RNs

Procedure Lab

  • 4 CEUs for RRTs
  • 4 CEUs for RNs

S.T.A.B.L.E. Lab

  • 5 CEUs for RNs

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