The Simulation Center works with the Office of Graduate Medical Education to provide opportunities for simulation-based learning through clinically based scenarios, hands-on procedural skills sessions, independent study and practice. Educational opportunities consist of adult and pediatric training in teamwork, communication, resuscitation, airway, vascular access, ultrasound, para and thoracocentesis, lumbar puncture, suturing, endoscopy, laparoscopy, obstetrics, auscultation and ophthalmoscopy using simulators. There are resident and fellow opportunities for developing simulation based learning techniques, elective time in simulation and skills, independent on-demand skills practice, and simulation based education research.
Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Fellowship Simulation Rotation
Critical Care Fellows are assigned to the Simulation Center for rotations throughout the year. This rotation allows fellows to further increase their skill during procedures. It also provides an opportunity for teaching and leadership development. The fellow is required to participate in the education of multiple disciplines including medical students, residents, nurses, and pharmacy students. This will not only improve leadership and teaching skills, but also improve the fellow's involvement in the hospital. The fellow is required to create scenarios and quality improvement initiatives, which improves patient safety and hospital quality.
Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) Boot Camp
On the first two days of each block rotation, there is a boot camp in the Clinical Simulation Center for residents and interns. The sessions are taught by the senior resident of the MICU and the fellow stationed in the Simulation Center for that rotation. Sessions typically consist of airway instruction, central line refresher, and ventilator workshops. Residents and interns can also use this time to orient themselves to new equipment in the Simulation Center for self-study at a later time.