VALIDATION OF TRAINED MEDICAL STUDENTS AS QUALITY OBSERVERS DURING EMERGENCY RESUSCITATION EVENTS
An online training module for pre-clinical medical students to introduce the fundamentals of cardiac arrest resuscitations. The training tool is measured by testing the trained medical students against resuscitation expert clinicians, given an online scenario test. Once validated, medical students can serve as prospective evaluators of a live patient resuscitation, using a validated checklist, and providing feedback for measures of improvement.
HEARTRATE VARIABILITY IN A CRICOTHYROTOMY PROCEDURE
A longitudinal study, evaluating heart rate variability changes throughout residency years of training while performing a cricothyrotomy by EM residents. Heart rate variability studies are used in military stress-induced studies but have not yet been utilized in civilian studies to determine ability to adapt to stress inoculation and cognitive overload.
MEDICAL SIMULATION ESCAPE ROOM
Dr. Hoffman, Dr. Mannix
Combining multiple procedures, teamwork, and problem-solving, an original Escape Room was created by the Simulation Fellows (Hoffman/Mannix) for the resident classes to practice their skills and to facilitate wellness. Fall featured a Halloween-themed event. A big hit with the residents, the Escape Room is again planned.
SIMULATION OLYMPICS: PROCEDURE RELAY COURSE
Dr. Hoffman, Dr. Okubanjo, Dr. Wang, Dr. Sergel
A successful combination of multiple-task training and team-building exercises into a singular, timely, and entertaining activity is a difficult achievement. Welcome to Simulation Olympics! A nine-station relay course, with team competition designed to encourage teamwork and troubleshooting of difficult procedures.
Simulation for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEISIM)
Working as part of a SAEM Simulation Academy and ADIEM initiative to develop simulation-based
content to teach residents topics in DEI
Using Simulation for Trauma Informed Care
Multi-institutional initiative aimed at developing core competencies for trauma-informed principles in graduate
Integration Task Force
Adriana Rumoro and Dr. Sergel
A Rush Multidisciplinary and Interprofessional Task Force that identifies the most common medical complications for Rush University and determines an interprofessional approach to training in the Rush Simulation Center to improve outcomes. The task force identified interprofessional (nursing, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, and medical students/residents) education for Mock Code Blue as a top priority for novice learners with the goal of improving critical thinking skills while appreciating the need for collaboration and communication as a team. 2020 – present.
Simulation for assessments of the Quality of Communication for Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Patients with Spanish Interpreters by Emergency Medicine Residents
Dr. Winfield and Dr. Sergel
Dr. Dhara Amin, Cook County Emergency Medicine faculty, was awarded the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Scholars in Diagnostic Excellence grant. With this grant, Dr. Amin has plans to address a substantial problem in healthcare equity related to the care of patients with Limited English Proficiency in the Emergency Department. Using standardized patients and the Rush Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation, Dr. Winfield developed an OSCE-based scenario to expose emergency medicine residents to healthcare disparities related to LEP and the appropriate utilization of language interpreters.
Cook County Hospital Mock Code Blue Team
In collaboration with the Cook County Resuscitation Committee, simulation center staff, and faculty are addressing quality improvement and patient safety by simulating code blue scenarios throughout the clinical areas at Stroger and Provident hospitals. Not only have these multidisciplinary in-situ simulations identified areas for improvement in code logistics, equipment, and patient care, but they also offer hands-on education for the multidisciplinary teams that respond to codes and increase the institutional preparedness for cardiac arrest situations wherever they may take place.