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January 2019

Patient Care

Reducing winter fall hazards
Snow and ice present fall danger for Minnesotans in the winter months. Kim Lombard, Trauma Center injury prevention coordinator, offers information about risk factors for falls and tips to share with patients and community members to help prevent or lessen the impact of winter falls.

Simple winter falls are not so simple in the elderly
Though falls on snow and ice may appear minor, serious injury — such as to the spinal cord — may result in older adults. Neurosurgeon Jeremy L. Fogelson, M.D., explains why and how providers can recognize and manage these injuries.

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Practice Guidelines and Research

How to be prepared for adult patients arriving with extraglottic airway devices
Adult patients increasingly arrive at hospitals with extraglottic airway devices in place. It's important to understand the use, types and risks of these devices, as well as procedures to follow for these patients' airway management and transfer.

Managing extraglottic airway devices in children a uniquely complex challenge
Pediatric airway management is inherently intricate. Managing an extraglottic airway device in a child who arrives at your hospital requires thoughtful and thorough preparation. Dawit T. Haile, M.D., Pediatric Anesthesiology, provides some tips for this scenario.

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7th Annual Acute Care of the Complex Hospitalized Patient for NPs & PAs 2019
Feb. 13-16, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
This conference provides skills workshops tailored to nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) and offers evidence-based guidelines and treatment pathways in critical care, hospital general medicine, surgery, neurology, cardiology, psychology and pain management.

Multidisciplinary Update in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine 2019
April 11-14, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
This course covers clinical advances in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Multidisciplinary faculty from Mayo Clinic deliver a comprehensive approach to evaluation and management of various respiratory diseases. Topics include airway disease, critical care, interstitial lung diseases and sleep disorders.

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