The Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (APOM) offers a wide range of simulation-based learning and training opportunities for students, residents, and practicing anesthesiologists.
The simulation program is staffed by experienced board certified leaders in the industry who provide learners with consistent high quality experiences. The APOM program is an ASA endorsed program (since 2008) and provides practitioners from private and academic practice the opportunity to fulfill the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) Part IV requirements.
The simulation theater looks and feel like the environment in which anesthesiologists typically work. This may be an ICU, PACU, or operating room. Each setting uses actual clinical equipment to provide learners the "real" experience. Simulations use high fidelity manikins as well as standardized patients. Anesthesiologists can practice their fiber-optic skills as they progress through the difficult airway algorithm in the midst of a crisis. The program is based on giving the learners the opportunity to practice technical and non-technical skills in a confidential and safe environment.
Our faculty are fully trained in crisis resource management and team training and thread these concepts into all scenarios. As a guiding principle it is our belief that true excellence in the practice of anesthesia is through the marriage of technical, cognitive, and behavioral skills.