Clinical Simulation

As part of our residents’ education and training, we have access to a state of the art Clinical Simulation Center where our residents receive instruction how to perform and practice procedural skills including aseptic technique; venous cannulation (peripheral and central); and intubation. We use these resources for individual and team-based training to re-enforce concepts presented in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP). For example, on different inpatient Pediatrics rotations, are residents participate in immersive simulation experiences in neonatal resuscitation, high-level trauma, and in the management of the critically ill, decompensating general pediatric patient. “Mock Codes” require a team of residents to direct the resuscitation of a complicated patient from start to finish. After the encounter, debriefing and additional teaching is directed on an individualized basis by faculty trained in Critical Care. Coupled with “real world” experiences, our program incorporates the use of simulation technology to ensure the best delivery of healthcare to our patients under any circumstances.