Medical Director Core Curriculum I
Coming Soon - Online in 2024

This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and AMPA. 

Target Audience: 

This conference is designed to provide the first segment of a 3-part core curriculum process that is relevant to the success of physicians managing critical care air and ground transport teams.  Topics are selected from Principles & Direction of Air Medical Transport.

Educational Objectives:

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to: 

  • Explain transport utilization issues relevant to medical direction including indications for medical transport.
  • Discuss management issues facing the medical director, including the role they play in the success of the transport team.
  • Define flight physiology and its impact on transport crewmembers and patients.
  • Relate the importance and value of CAMTS certification standards as they apply to the medical director.
  • Describe the impact of infectious disease processes on transport team members and explain how to maintain safe practice guidelines. 
  • Outline the history of air medical transport and how military applications transfer to present day civilian use.
  • Describe the types of scans possible in flight, and the steps necessary to have a robust ultrasound program.
  • Show how proper pain control makes the patient more comfortable as well as facilitates a more accurate history and    physical exam.
  • Describe regulations impacting air medical critical care transport that the medical director needs to know.


8:00 a.m.   Conference Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:10 a.m.   Welcome
8:15 a.m.   History of Air Medical Transport: 
Doug Swanson, MD
9:00 a.m.  CAMTS & the Medical Director: Craig Tschautscher, MD, MS, DRTM (RCSEd)  
9:45 a.m.   Pain Management: 
Michael O'Brien, MD, FACEP, FAEMS, CCEMT-P
10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:45 a.m. Altitude/Flight Physiology: 
Michael O'Brien, MD, FACEP, FAEMS, CCEMT-P
11:30 a.m. POCUS for Air Medical Transport Steven Bott, MD
12:00 p.m. LUNCH 
1:15 p.m. Utilization Issues in Air Medical Transport: 
Michael A. Jasumback, MD FACEP
2:00 p.m. Infection Prevention and Control:  Ready for the Next Outbreak?: Lesley Osborne, MD
2:45 p.m.  BREAK
3:00 p.m. Regulations: What does it all mean?:
Kaori Tanaka, DO, FACEP, FAMPA, MSPH
3:45 p.m. Management 101: Ira J. Blumen, MD, FACEP
4:45 p.m.  Conclusion


Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Statement for the AMPA Medical Director Core Curriculum: Part I 


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER) and AMPA. MER is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team


Physician Credit

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies relevant financial relationships with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are mitigated by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.