Emergency Medicine and Clinical Simulation
Washington Hospital Center is home to a comprehensive clinical simulation training center that provides ongoing skills training for many medical health professionals at the hospital. The Center plays an important role in the didactic training of our emergency medicine residents. Residents learn proficiency in core techniques as well as gaining exposure to procedures that are much rarer in daily practice.
Interns are immediately introduced to the Center during Orientation, where they complete multiple workshops in common Emergency Medicine procedures, including intubation, chest thoracotomy and basic ultrasound techniques. ATLS and PALS certifications are also provided through the simulation lab.
Residents participate in one-on-one teaching sessions with Dr. Wood several times during each academic year performing procedures and leading mock cases.
Online training videos and lectures are offered through the Center’s web-based curriculum. Videos can be accessed remotely for review prior to simulation sessions and again at any point.
Simulation Center Faculty
Our team develops and leads the regular didactic simulation sessions throughout the year and is also involved in research to advance the role of simulation in Emergency Medicine training for both residents and attendings.
Sangeeta Wood, MD
Director, Simulation Program
Kevin C. Reed, MD, FACEP
Desai S, Reed K, Bhat R, Matejovsky T, Goyal M, Milzman D. “Teaching and Maintaining Competence for Rarely-Performed Critical Procedures Through Simulation.” Poster at: US Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group. National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, MD; Dec. 8-9, 2009.
Okuda Y, Bryson EO, DeMaria S Jr, Jacobson L, Quinones J, Shen B, Levine AI. The Utility of Simulation in Medical Education. What is the Evidence? Mt Sinai J Med. 76(4):330-43. 2009
- M Oishi, S Bentley, C Strother, L Jacobson. “Critical Actions in Common Floor Emergencies.” Accepted to MedEdPORTAL, AAMC 2010
- L Jacobson, Y Okuda. “Does Simulation-Based Deliberate Practice in Emergency Medicine Resident Training Improve Management of Chief-Complaint Based Scenarios.” Accepted to CORD 2010 and SAEM 2010
- Reed K, Desai S, Ross TM, Bhat R, Milzman D. Cranial Trephination: Simulation Model for Emergency Medicine Resident Training of a Rare but Life-Saving Procedure. Poster at: ACEP Scientific Assembly 2010. Las Vegas, NV; Sept 28-Oct 1, 2010.
- Reed K, Ross TM, Wood S, Neuner M, Milzman D, Battista A, Filomena T. Obstetric High-Rish Delivery Scenarios: Benefits of Simulation Training of Rare but Critical Procedures. Poster at: AAEM Scientific Assembly. Las Vegas, NV; Feb. 14-17, 2010.
- Desai S, Reed K, Bhat R, Matejovosky T, Goyal M, Milzman D. “Teaching and Maintaining Competence for Rarely-Performed Critical Procedures Through Simulation” Poster at: US Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group. National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, MD; Dec. 8-9, 2009