Introduced in 2007, the Simulation Curriculum has been incorporated into our EM Wednesday Educational Conference. The focus is on Adult and Pediatric Simulation. Major medical, trauma and pediatric resuscitation are taught in a dynamic learning environment. The following procedures are performed by residents in Simulation Lab:
- Endotracheal intubation, and advanced airway techniques
- Central lines, and ultrasound guided vascular access
- Tube thoracostomy
- Transvenous pacemaker
- … and more
We have access to two simulation labs, one that is at Metropolitan Hospital and the other at IMSAL (the Institute for Medical Simulation & Advanced Learning).
IMSAL is a state-of-the-art simulation center in the Bronx that serves the entire eleven-hospital system of the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), providing simulation-based education to advance system-wide patient safety and quality improvement initiatives. Take a virtual tour of IMSAL here. Our interns go to IMSAL as part of their orientation to learn central line techniques and advanced airway management. Additional simulation labs are periodically scheduled throughout your residency.
In addition, we have created multiple procedure models using our 3D printing lab in Metropolitan Hospital and incorporate these into our simulation training. This opportunity allows our residents to become proficient in rare invasive procedures and has large potential for publications in simulation training.