OHSU Simulation provides targeted simulation training programs in disciplines ranging from anesthesia to neonatal resuscitation. Trainings are designed for learners at all levels—from students and residents to practicing providers and physicians. We also offer interprofessional education trainings to build skills and practices increasingly required to meet the demands of case management and complexity in health care delivery.

Interprofessional education in simulation

IPE trains medical professionals to draw from their different disciplines and synthesize information to present to patients, tailoring care to meet the needs of individuals. Excellent patient care increasingly requires cross-disciplinary collaboration of health care providers. 

Simulation at OHSU is focused on excellent IPE patient care using simulation-based education, training and research. From internal medicine and nursing to respiratory therapy and social work—medical professionals provide a higher quality of care and increase patient safety when they function and communicate well as a team.

Simulated Code Interdisciplinary Team Training

The SCITT program trains high performing teams to avoid and manage hazardous errors in a complex and dynamic crisis situation in a hospital environment. A SCITT's interdisciplinary Code team includes a Critical Care Fellow, Anesthesiologist, Respiratory Therapist, and three ICU RNs and this training has been shown to improve the safety, reliability and quality of patient care services through improved ACLS, CRM and teamwork skills.

Emergency Medicine Simulations

OHSU offers several EM simulation trainings:

  • EM Resident simulation for both adults and pediatric patients are regularly conducted in a multi-disciplinary manner which includes both EM residents and EM department nurses and staff.
  • Joint simulations between EM and Trauma Surgery staff emphasize teamwork and communication skills in a simulated complex and fast-paced EM environment.
  • STEMI simulations offer an opportunity to simulate and reduce the door-to-door event time, from when a simulated heart attack patient arrives with family members at the Emergency Department,  through the subsequent interactions between EM staff, catherization lab staff, cardiologists to the ultimate transfer of the patient to an in-hospital unit.
  • Pediatric Mock Codes are monthly multidisciplinary simulations utilizing simulated patients in actual clinical environments. This is a collaborative venture between the Doernbecher Children's Hospital Pediatric Intensivists, Hospitalists, NICU team, and Pediatric EM teams.