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Clinical Simulation Programs & Training at Maimonides

 

We offer a wide range of training programs in a number of specialty areas, and are looking to expand our offerings to include even more. Please see below to find out more information on our individual programs including: 

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery 

  • Emergency Medicine 

  • General Surgery 

  • Internal Medicine 

  • Orthopedic Surgery 

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology 

  • Nursing 

  • Pediatrics 

 

Cardiothoracic Surgery

NP Intensive Care Curriculum

Complex medical decision making and emergent procedures are performed by nurse practitioners on high fidelity human patient simulators in a re-created cardiothoracic intensive care unit. Course includes management of arrhythmias and sequelae from multiple forms of shock, ventilator management, and several relevant invasive procedures.

 

Emergency Medicine

Practical Concepts In Emergency Medicine

Complicated medical decision-making and emergent procedures are performed by Emergency Medicine residents and faculty on adult and pediatric high fidelity human patient simulators in a re-created Emergency Department patient bay.

Cadaver Curriculum
Routine and advanced Emergency procedural training is provided to the residents using unembalmed cadavers.

Advanced Invasive Procedures
Providers gain experience in performing advanced Emergency Medicine procedures, such as pericardiocentesis, cricothyrotomy and transvenous pacemaker insertion.

 

General Surgery

Laparoscopic Surgery
Residents train on a high fidelity laparoscopic simulator. Training includes specific task training, as well as complete surgical procedures.

The Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) test, endorsed by the American College of Surgeons, measures cognitive knowledge, case/problem management skills and manual dexterity. The test is offered to all surgical residents, fellows, and practicing physicians regardless of institutional affiliation. Please register through the SAGES system (www.webassessor.com/sages).

Ultrasound-Guided Central Line Placement
Providers learn and practice placing a variety of central lines under ultrasound guidance on head and neck torsos.

 

Internal Medicine

Resuscitation Skills
Providers practice resuscitation skills and team approach management during the care of simulated critically ill patients.

 

Orthopedic Surgery

Arthroscopic Surgery
Residents train on a high fidelity endoscopic simulator to gain facility with camera navigation, instrument coordination, and basic arthroscopic skills including grasping, precision cutting, and suturing.

Residents and practicing physicians attain and refine arthroscopic skills on cadaveric joints in our dedicated arthroscopic wet lab.

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Practical Concepts in Labor & Delivery
Residents and faculty train in an interdisciplinary team environment in critical areas, such as managing maternal cardiac arrest, shoulder dystocia, and estimating blood loss.

Laparoscopic Surgery
Residents train on a high fidelity laparoscopic simulator. Training includes specific task training as well as complete surgical procedures.

 

Nursing

New Hire RN Orientation
The course integrates principles of patient safety into all aspects of nursing care. Simulation scenarios recreate safety risks in both every day and crisis situations. Each new RN will have the opportunity to explore and practice these risk events during the first weeks of New Hire RN Orientation.

Pediatric Care
These sessions provide real-to-life scenarios as the building blocks of pediatric nursing care. The simulation scenarios utilize a systems-based approach to explore physiologic, cognitive, and psychosocial events across the lifespan of children and include common disorders, monitoring, and therapeutic procedures.

Pediatric Intensive Care
The course provides critical training through real-to-life critical care scenarios necessary for nursing practice in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Simulation scenarios build upon selected patient problems from the Pediatric Care curriculum and focus on multisystem disease and treatment, e.g. sepsis and respiratory failure.

Neonatal Intensive Care
This curriculum provides specialty training for the Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) RNs. Simulation scenarios include the most common neonatal disorders. Each scenario is designed to explore signs and symptoms, as well as treatments for optimal outcomes, in full-term and premature infants.

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
NRP is an education program of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Heart Association (AHA). The NRP guidelines require hands-on interactive simulation scenarios as part of the course requirements. Participants demonstrate NRP resuscitation via simulation to successfully complete the course.

 

Pediatrics

Pediatric Resuscitation
Residents and health professionals practice resuscitation skills and team approach management, while caring for simulated critically ill pediatric patients.

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
An education program of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association, NRP participants learn and demonstrate NRP resuscitation via interactive simulation scenarios on a high fidelity neonatal simulator.