Low Fidelity, High Stakes Simulation: Novel Resident Curriculum (1090-003803)
CE Hours: 0.25 Session Type: SimVentors
Emergency Medicine is a procedurally heavy specialty. Emergency residents are expected to become masters in a wide range of procedures and skills. We developed many low cost, low fidelity, but high yield task trainers in order to cost effectively enable this fundamental portion of resident education. These models are designed to be easily reproducible and to effectively teach the desired procedural steps and skills required to perform the task. Models that have currently been developed to achieve this goal include: perimortem cesarean section, bleeding AV fistula, bleeding extremity, thoracotomy, peritonsillar abscess, chest tube ties, and lateral canthotomy. All of the models used common items that are easy to obtain at a low price point. This course design is easily adapted to other training programs for a wide variety of provider types and all skill levels. By implementing a similar curriculum, other education programs would be offered the opportunity to close gaps in training without extensive financial burden. This curriculum provides a "jumping off" point for designing other low-cost task trainers to address deficiencies.