The Emergency Medicine Simulation Program, begun in 2007, incorporates all available simulation modalities to provide an outstanding educational experience for our residents. Case scenarios are designed and implemented to achieve well-defined objectives while providing a high degree of realism. Content reflects actual patient encounters from the ED and is linked to the residency curriculum.
In 2012 the new MetroHealth Simulation Center (MHSC), an inter-professional, multidisciplinary hospital-based simulation center, will open. Established through generous contributions from virtually every department and specialty in addition to nursing, hospital administration, and local philanthropists, this center will serve the entire hospital. MHSC will be operated under a multidisciplinary team directed by one of our own EM faculty, Dr. Thomas Noeller.
Dr. Noeller and Dr. Michael Smith co-direct the EM simulation program and have published simulation-related research and educational innovations presented at the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH), Council of Residency Directors (CORD-EM), and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) annual meetings.
We have been fortunate over the last several years to enjoy significant collaboration throughout the institution and the region. Our residents participate in EM-specific scenarios based on the EM Model augmented by multidisciplinary, interdepartmental programs involving Metro LifeFlight, trauma team training, disaster management, and emergent delivery of a newborn. Our very active simulation program provides an opportunity and structure for EM residents to develop, deliberately practice and maintain critical skills in a safe, structured environment. It has been a nice addition to the traditional didactic program — one that has been enthusiastically welcomed by our residents.
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