Emergent Procedures Simulation Skills Lab



The Illinois College of Emergency Physicians has made the decision to cancel our spring Emergent Procedures Simulation Skills Lab on April 17, 2020, for the health and welfare of our course participants, faculty, and staff, as well as the patients who needs our emergency physicians on the front lines to care for them.

We hope to reschedule the course for later in 2020. All participants who were registered for the April 17 course date will have a full refund processed shortly.

Sharpen your skills for high-risk procedures with ICEP’s popular Emergent Procedures Simulation Skills Lab

April 17, 2020 –  CANCELLED

October 2, 2020

Grainger Center for Simulation and Innovation, Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL

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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.

Course Objectives

To become technically proficient in performing a variety of life-saving procedures relevant to the scope and practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine, including:

  • Inserting Transvenous Pacemakers for symptomatic bradycardia
  • Inserting a central venous catheter, securing intravenous access, and performing FAST scan under ultrasound guidance
  • Performing thoracostomy procedures using traditional chest tube insertion methods and percutaneous chest tube insertion utilizing minimally invasive approaches
  • Performing difficult airway adjuncts such as video laryngoscopy, tracheal tube introducer, intubating laryngeal mask airway, and cricothyrotomy
  • Performing pediatric procedures that include intraosseous line placement, transtracheal jet ventilation, and neonatal and pediatric resuscitation algorithms

Course Overview

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/Trauma, 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:

  • Cricothyrotomy
  • Difficult airway assessment and algorithms
  • Bougie, intubating LMA, and glidescope
  • Transvenous pacemaker
  • Thoracostomy
  • Ultrasound-guided central line
  • Normal and breech delivery
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • NALS resuscitation/umbilical line
  • Pediatric airway management
  • FAST scan
  • Gall bladder and AAA ultrasound
  • Ultrasound for vascular access

Registration Cost – 2020

ACEP Member: $775
Non-Member Physician: $805

CME Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of ACEP and the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians.The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 8.25 hours of ACEP Category I credit.

Emergent Procedures Simulation Skills Lab provides 3 hours of pediatric topics that can be used in hospitals recognized in Illinois as a Pediatric Critical Care Center (PCCC), Emergency Departments Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) and Standby Emergency Departments approved for Pediatrics (SEDP).

Emergent Procedures Simulation Skills Lab provides 5 hours of trauma topics. The Illinois Emergency Medical Services and Trauma code states that Emergency Physicians working in Level I or Level II trauma centers must have 10 hours of approved AMA or AOA trauma CME per year.

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