Emergent Procedures Simulation Skills Lab
Sharpen your skills for high-risk procedures with ICEP’s popular Emergent Procedures Simulation Skills Lab
Upcoming Course Dates:
2014 dates to be anounced shortly!
NorthShore Center for Simulation and Innovation, Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL
The Emergent Procedures Simulation Skills Lab teaches emergency medicine practitioners critical skills for the critical-care environment. The one-day course demonstrates and allows physicians to practice procedures that are seldom performed day-to-day in the emergency department because their clinical presentation is rare.
To become technically proficient in performing life-saving procedures in adult and pediatric emergency medicine:
- Transvenous Pacemakers for symptomatic bradycardia
- Inserting a central venous catheter and securing intravenous access
- Performing FAST scan under ultrasound guidance
- Thoracostomy procedures: traditional chest tube insertion and percutaneous chest tube insertion
- Difficult airway adjuncts: video laryngoscopy, tracheal tube introducer, intubating laryngeal mask airway, and cricothyrotomy
- Pediatric intraosseous line placement, transtracheal jet ventilation, and neonatal and pediatric resuscitation algorithms
Participants work hands-on with the most current simulation technologies for a full 8 hours, rotating in small groups through numerous modules that are organized into 4 topics: Airway, Cardiovascular, Pediatric/Obstetric, and Ultrasound.
The faculty-to-participant ratio is small to ensure that participants get the personalized instruction and practice time they need to feel confident performing the rare critical care skills.
Among the procedures practiced are:
- Difficult airway assessment and algorithms
- Bougie, intubating LMA, and glidescope
- Transvenous pacemaker
- Percutaneous and pediatric chest tubes
- Normal and breech delivery
- Shoulder dystocia
- NALS resuscitation/umbilical line
- PALS resuscitation
- Pediatric airway
- FAST scan
- Gall bladder and AAA ultrasound
- Ultrasound for vascular access and central line placement