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COURSE LIST

See our current list of course offerings below.  If you would like more information about a course, to modify a course or develop your own, please Email Us or call 504-988-9150.

Any course with "Request a quote" next to the title is available for both Tulane learners and any groups external to Tulane. If you are not a Tulane department and are interested in training at the Sim Center, click "Request a quote" and let us know which course and how many learners and our Director will get back with you on details about your group.

General
Anesthesiology
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine
Family & Community Medicine
Gastroenterology
Internal Medicine
Neurology
OB/GYN
Pediatrics
Surgery


General Courses

Doctors Office Emergencies (Request a quote)
Objective:  This course allows doctors office teams to practice a code in a simulated environment.  In addition to practicing ACLS scenarios on a SimMan patient simulator, learners will review code cart medications, practice cricothyrotomy and practice intubation on adult and pediatric intubation trainers.
Learners: Doctors office staff members (physicians, nurses, receptionists, etc.)
Specialties: Family and Community Medicine
Equipment: SimMan, TraumaMan System, adult and pediatric airway management trainers

Laparoscopic Skills
Objective:  Learners will develop basic laparoscopic surgery skills.  Learners receive basic training on the MIST-VR and training in laparoscopic camera navigation and Southwestern stations on high-definition laparoscopic towers.  They also perform Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery tasks including suturing.  All tasks have expert-derived proficiency levels, which learners are required to meet.
Learners: typically residents
Specialties: Surgery, OB/GYN, Urology
Equipment: Stryker laparoscopic training towers, MIST-VR

Rapid Response Team Training (Request a quote)
Objective: The primary objective of this course is to provide learners with the necessary communication and teamwork skills to effectively and efficiently manage a crisis situation.  Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to define what is meant by a patient crisis; describe the process by which problems are identified and then evolve into an adverse outcome during medical care; utilize dynamic decision-making as it applies to crisis management; define metacognition and relate this concept to successful crisis management behaviors; analyze the rapid response team characteristics and skills: medical knowledge/application, planning, communication, resource management, and judgment; analyze and critique video recorded performances of self and peers in terms of role responsibilities; identify the roles in a Rapid Response Team; and manage the responsibilities associated with each role in a team setting.
Learners: Any
Specialties: Any
Equipment: SimMan

Rural Emergency Department Team Training (Request a quote)
Objective: This course allows physicians, nurses, paramedics and allied health professionals from a rural emergency department to practice seldom used procedural skills and receive TeamSTEPPS Essentials team and communications training.
Learners: Rural ED staff members (physicians, nurses, allied health)
Specialties: Family and Community Medicine, Nursing
Equipment: Noelle birthing simulator, SimNewB neonatal, SimBaby, SimMan, TraumaMan System, CentralLineMan, adult and pediatric intubation heads

Scrub, Glove and Gown
Objective: This course introduces learners to the procedures for properly preparing to enter a sterile environment like the Operating Room.
Learners: Any.  Typically medical students entering a clerkship rotation that requires ‘scrubbing in’.
Specialties: Surgery, OB/GYN, Anesthesia, Nursing
Equipment: No simulation equipment

TeamSTEPPS Essentials® (Request a quote)
Objective: This two-hour course introduces the team and communications concepts from TeamSTEPPS and gives learners the essential information needed to interact with other TeamSTEPPS healthcare professionals.
Learners: Any 
Specialties: Any
Equipment: No simulation equipment

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Anesthesiology Courses

Fundamentals of Anesthesiology
Objective: This four-week course consists of individual task training and perioperative emergency management.   Learners will be introduced to and practice the following procedural skills: endotracheal intubation, LMA placement, bag-valve mask ventilation, emergency cricothyrotomy, flexible fiberoptic intubation, peripheral and central venous cannulation, arterial cannulation, peripheral nerve blockade, epidural and spinal needle placement, basic suturing, and needle decompression of the chest.  Learners will also practice the following perioperative emergencies using the METI HPS: cannot intubate/cannot ventilate, massive hemorrhage, malignant hyperthermia, anaphylaxis, machine failure, and V-fib and V-tach arrest.
Learners: Medical students on their anesthesiology clerkship rotation and anesthesiology residents.
Specialties: Anesthesiology
Equipment: METI Human Patient Simulator, airway management trainer, TraumaMan System, CentralLineMan System, peripheral nerve block and central venous access trainer, paracentesis and femoral trainer, multi-venous IV training arm kit, arterial puncture wrist and lumbar puncture trainer

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Cardiology Courses

Cardiac Training
Objective: This course introduces learners to realistic cardiac sounds.
Learners: Any, but typically first and second year medical students during basic sciences.
Specialties: Basic Sciences
Equipment: Harvey Cardiac Simulator

Invasive Cardiology (Request a quote)
Objective: This course allows learners to practice a variety of angioplasty cases on the Mentice VIST in a simulated environment to compliment their training in the hospital setting.  The course increases learner’s acclimation and confidence to perform angiograms and angioplasty.
Learners: Cardiology fellows
Specialties: Cardiology
Equipment: Mentice VIST

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Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Core Procedures
Objective: By the end of the course, learners will be familar with several procedures typically experienced during an emergency medicine rotation.
Learners: Medical Students on Emergency Medicine rotation or EM Interns
Specialties: Emergency Medicine
Equipment: SimMan, TraumaMan System, CentralLineMan, Nerve Block & Central Venous Access, Thoracentesis, Paracentesis, Lumbar Puncture

Intubation Clinic (Request a quote)
Objective: By the end of the course, learners will be familar with the procedure of oral intubation. They will know the indications, contraindications and alternatives to intubation.
Learners: Medical Students
Specialties: Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, Medicine
Equipment: Airway Management Trainer

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Family & Community Medicine

TRIP Training
Objective: During this half day training, 3rd year medical students who are about to leave for a rural rotation in Family Medicine, are trained on several procedures in the areas of trauma, OB-GYN and orthopaedic.
Learners: 3rd year medic students prior to rural rotations
Specialties: Family Medicine
Equipment: Zoe Gynecological trainer, Skin pads and Knot tying boards, SimMan

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Gastroenterology Courses

Introduction to Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Request a quote)
Objective: This course exposes learners to the basic techniques and interventions of endoscopy prior to practice on actual patients.  At the completion of this course, learners will be familiar with the basic maneuvers of both upper and lower endoscopy and the basic techniques of interventional endoscopy.
Learners: residents and fellows
Specialties: Medicine, Gastroentrology
Equipment: Simbionix GI Mentor II

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Internal Medicine

Introduction to Internal Medicine Procedures
Objective:  This course introduces learners to the following procedures: paracentesis, thoracentesis, lumbar puncture, central line placement (residents only) and intubation.  Learners are then able to practice on their own at the Simulation Center.
Learners: Medical students on their internal medicine clerkship rotation or internal medicine residents.
Specialties: Internal Medicine
Equipment: Paracentesis trainer, Thoracentesis trainer, CentralLineMan System, Airway Management Trainer, Lumbar Puncture Trainer

Internal Medicine Core Clerkship
Objective: The major goal of this curriculum is to get students exposed to common procedures performed by internists. Students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in technique, indications for the procedure and possible complications.
Learners: Medical students on their internal medicine clerkship rotation.
Specialties: Internal Medicine
Equipment: Paracentesis trainer, Thoracentesis trainer, Airway Management Trainer, Lumbar Puncture Trainer

ACLS Scenarios for Medicine Interns
Objective: The major goal of this curriculum is to give new Medicine interns practice time and experience running through ACLS protocols utilizing the SimMan manikin and pre-programmed ACLS scenarios.
Learners: Interns
Specialties: Internal Medicine
Equipment: SimMan and ACLS scenarios

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Neurology

Neurology Core Clerkship
Objective: This course introduces learners to the following procedures with focus on issues found in neurology - eye exams and lumbar puncture.
Learners: Medical students on their Neurology clerkship rotation.
Specialties: Neurology
Equipment: Eye Exam trainer, Lumbar Puncture trainer

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OB/GYN

Introduction to Intrapartum Care and Normal Delivery
Objective: This course uses a clinical case to describe normal intrapartum events, including the mechanics and process involved in vaginal delivery of a term infant.  The scenario is used as a jumping off point to discuss the various aspects of labor and delivery.  Students will perform a normal vaginal delivery on the NOELLE Birthing Simulator.
Learners: Medical students on their OB/GYN clerkship rotation.
Specialties: OB/GYN
Equipment: NOELLE Maternal and Birthing Simulator

OB/GYN Internship Preparation
Objective:  This course exposes learners to the basic surgical skills required of an intern in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Learners will be introduced to and perform a cervical exam, normal vaginal delivery, obstetrics emergency drills and perineal laceration repair.
Learners: Medical students preparing for an internship in OB/GYN or new OB/GYN interns.
Specialties: OB/GYN
Equipment: NOELLE Maternal and Birthing Simulator

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Pediatrics

Clinical Competency in Pediatric Critical Care
Objective: Knowledge will be assessed and reinforced using a case-based problem solving approach in the evaluation & stabilization of organ systems dysfunction in the critically ill child. The main goal is to enable students to process clinical information in order to properly manage the critically ill child.  In addition, this course will train students to defend clinical judgment and evaluate patient outcomes based on objective clinical data.  At the completion of course students will be able to 1) evaluate a child with respiratory failure and initiate needed therapy; 2) evaluate a child with cardiovascular instability, including shock and initiate therapy; 3) identify patient at risk for intracranial hypertension and initiate appropriate care; and 4) perform basic and advanced pediatric resuscitation.
Learners: 4th year medical students, sub-interns & interns
Specialties: Pediatrics
Equipment: SimBaby, PediaSIM

Introduction to the Nursery
Objective: This course introduces medical students to the basic nursery procedures.  Students will learn to perform a complete physical examination on a newborn and appropriate stabilization or resuscitation maneuvering.  NICU notes are also introduced.
Learners: Medical students on the core pediatric clerkship rotation.
Specialties: Pediatrics
Equipment: SimNewB, Nursing Baby, NitaNewborn, Baby Hippy

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (Request a quote)
Objective: This course allows learners to demonstrate their knowledge of the NRP protocol and algorithms.  It is designed as a ‘refresher’ and assumes that learners have previous knowledge of neonatal resuscitation protocol and algorithms. Topics covered include bag/mask positive pressure ventilation, endotracheal intubation and responding to a Megacode.
Learners: interns and residents
Specialties: Pediatrics
Equipment: SimNewB

An Overview of Procedural Sedation in Children (CME) (Link to CME Course Dates)
Objective: The overall goal of this course is to improve patient care and safety during procedural sedation by increasing provider competency and skills. The curriculum includes focused case-based lectures and simulation sedation related airway emergencies. At completion, participants should be able to 1) select sedatives/analgesics more appropriately and develop a safe sedation plan; 2) show improved competency in recognition of treatment of adverse drug events; and 3) develop an action plan to rescue patients from airway emergencies.
Learners: pediatric intensivists, pediatric ER physicians, pediatric hospitalists, advanced practice nurses
Specialties: Pediatrics
Equipment: SimBaby, PediaSIM, infant and pediatric airway management trainers

Pediatric Critical Care
Objective: The overall goal of this course is to improve patient care and safety delivered by pediatric critical care residents. The course includes case-based simulation.
Learners: Residents in Pediatric Critical Care
Specialties: Pediatrics
Equipment: SimBaby, PediaSIM, SimMan, SimNewB, Infant Airway Management, Neonatal Resuscitation Baby, Nita Newborn, Nursing Baby

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Surgery

Basic Colonoscopy (Request a quote)
Objective: All training is proficiency-based training. For case 1, the learner will complete the case in less than 10 minutes with 95% of the surface area examined, 1% or less of the time patient in pain, no events of loss of lumen, and no episodes of local pressure. For case 2 the learner will complete the case in less than 15 minutes with 95% of the surface area examined, 1% or less of the time patient in pain, 1 or less events of loss of lumen, and 1 or less episodes of local pressure. For case 3 the learner will complete the case in less than 20 minutes with 95% of the surface area examined, 1% or less of the time patient in pain, 2 or less events of loss of lumen, and 2 or less episodes of local pressure.
Learners: Residents and Fellows
Specialties: General Surgery
Equipment: Simbionix GI Mentor II

Basic Surgical Procedures
Objective: This course is designed to give learners an understanding of the diversity of procedures performed by general surgeons, to develop proficiency in basic procedural skills and to increase learners’ comfort level before they perform these procedures on patients.  The curriculum is divided into three components.  The first component is training all participants in suturing and knot tying.  The second component consists of training in insertion of urinary catheters, insertion of nasogastric tubes, insertion of central lines and training in proper technique to prep and drape a surgical patient.  The third component includes TEAM trauma training, laparoscopic skills training and endoscopic skills training.
Learners: Medical students on their general surgery clerkship rotation.
Specialties: General Surgery
Equipment: Stryker laparoscopic training towers, advanced catheterization trainer, professional skin pads, Simbionix GI Mentor II, TraumaMan System, CentralLineMan System and peripheral nerve block and central venous access trainer

Fundamentals of Laparascopic Surgery Practice (Request a quote)
Objective: Designed to give residents hands-on practice time on FLS training towers prior to taking the FLS hands-on assessment.
Learners: Surgery, PGY4 and PGY5.
Specialties: General Surgery
Equipment: Stryker laparoscopic training towers and FLS training boxes.

Fundamentals of Laparascopic Surgery Testing (Schedule a test through SAGES)
Objective: Complete your FLS cognitive and / or hands-on assessment test at the Tulane Sim Center.
Learners: Surgery, PGY4 and PGY5.
Specialties: General Surgery
Equipment: FLS training boxes.

Honors Surgery
Objective: The course is specifically for medical students about to start their 4th year and who are accepted into Honors Surgery. During this several week rotation, learners will spend 30 hours at the Sim Center receiving advanced training on several surgical procedures.
Learners: Medical students in Honors Surgery
Specialties: General Surgery
Equipment: Stryker laparoscopic training towers, professional skin pads, Simbionix GI Mentor II, TraumaMan System, CentralLineMan System and VIST (Vascular Intervention Simulation Training)

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