Intubation in the Time of COVID
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About the Event
Join ASHNHA for a free training on emergency airway care in Alaska's Critical Access Hospitals. There is a large body of evidence showing that for the non-expert provider video laryngoscopy has a high success rate. Kelly's work with Providence Valdez Medical Center showed an increase in confidence and skill after training and simulation in the project. During this training he will provide insight and guidance into video laryngoscopy, intubation skills and simulation training. As well, Kelly will provide a review of COVID-19 protocol and best practice for supporting intubation in an CAH ER setting. Please share this flyer with others at your facility.
Kelly Mitchell has been a CRNA for 30 years and is currently practicing at Providence Valdez Medical Center (PVMC) in Valdez, Alaska. He also is an assistant professor at UAA, teaching nursing and health sciences. As part of his doctoral program, he developed a quality improvement project: Improving Emergency Airway Care at a Critical Access Hospital. It is estimated that Mr. Mitchell has done over 15,000 intubations in his career. Professor Mitchell graduated from The University of Alabama at Birmingham with a BSN in 1985. In 1991, he graduated from Xavier University/Charity Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesiology with a Master's Degree in Science. He recently received his Doctorate from the School of Nursing at UAA. Mitchell is currently in solo anesthesia practice in Valdez, Alaska. His practice includes General anesthesia, Neuraxial (spinal & epidural) anesthesia, Ultrasound Vascular Access, and Regional Anesthesia Blocks, and Pain Management Services. He has been an outreach instructor for the School of Nursing's Associate's program in Valdez since 2014.