Under the guidance of an attending physician, medical students are trained
in core curriculum using full body simulation. This curriculum provides
training in medical scenarios commonly seen in the emergency room. These
scenarios are designed to not only challenge the students’ knowledge, but
their ability to work as a team under highly stressful circumstances. Each
scenario is followed by a formal debrief session, allowing the instructor
to give valuable feedback to the team as well as each individual student.
Each student also gets one-on-one training in procedures commonly performed
in the emergency room setting. Lifelike partial task trainers allow them to
perform procedures including tracheal intubation as well as insertion of
central venous lines, chest tubes, and spinal catheters.
ED Residents Training
Each resident attends mandatory sessions held in the simulation and skills
center. These sessions include procedure-based training of skills that are
necessary in the emergency room. These hands on sessions are mentored by
experienced emergency room staff, assuring top notch training in procedures
such as central venous line insertion, tracheal intubation, chest tube
insertion and emergency cricothyroidotomy.