Resident Simulator Training Curriculum
Basic Anesthesia Skills
To familiarize incoming anesthesiology residents with the operating room environment, care of an anesthetized patient, and basic critical event management.
Incoming first year clinical anesthesiology (CA-1) residents will be instructed in a variety of peri-operative critical events important for transition from 1:1 to 2:1 supervision.
Simulation Tactical Training (STAT) Curriculum
Scenarios cover a broad range of pre, intra and post-operative situations but revolve around core themes, including:
- Rare and/or critical events
- Team dynamics: conflict, leadership and supervision
- Considering and prioritizing competing goals of management
- Ethical challenges
- To learn about using simulation-based education by experience in designing, deploying and debriefing a scenario.
- To practice real-time management skills.
- To exercise strategic implementation of primary and alternate plans.
- To avoid fixation error; to develop a comprehensive picture and maintain flexibility in the face of dynamic clinical conditions.
- To appropriately call for and manage help; to function effectively in the role of a helper.
- Led by resident and faculty pairs
- Participants: all residents assigned to Feinberg and Prentice ORs
- Short 7-10 minute scenario followed by structured debriefing
- Held on alternate Thursdays (with Chair’s Morning Report) at 0600-0630
Sample topics covered:
- Transfusion medicine
- Wrong-site surgery
- Trauma in a Jehovah’s Witness patient
- Airway management in an off-site location
- Seratonin syndrome in a chronic pain patient
- Local anesthetic toxicity
- Withdrawal of care in an ICU patient
- Delirium in the PACU
- Medication errors
Interacting with family members during post-partum hemorrhage