Simulation-assisted Emergency Medicine Procedures Course

Course providers

1 day course

Intended for:

  • family physicians and GPs on call in rural ER
  • emergency room physicians

Accreditation: 15.0 MainPro-M1

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Format: Pre-course online modules, all day hands on practice; in mock ER

Based on: Centre for Excellence in Simulation Education and Innovation (CESEI) courses for surgeons

Equipment used: Programmable full body simulators for real time resuscitation and practice

This course is held in Vancouver, BC and will be available at the St. Paul’s Emergency Update conference

Topics covered:

  • Surgical Airway: Needle Cricothyrotomy and Open Cricothyrotomy (Cook Seldinger Technique)
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Needle Thoracostomy and Tube Thoracostomy
  • Pediatric Intraosseous: Cook IO catheter on pig leg
  • EM Resuscitation Principles using Simulators
  • Ultrasound-guided Central Lines and Adult IO

Learning objectives:

  • Designed to allow physicians to acquire and review their skills in essential life-saving emergency procedures including:
    • Needle Cricothyrotomy and transtracheal jet ventilation
    • Open Cricothyrotomy
    • Needle Thoracostomy
    • Chest Tube insertion
    • Intraosseous Vascular access in Adults
    • Intraosseous Vascular access in Children
    • Pericardiocentesis
    • Central line Vascular access, landmark technique
    • Ultrasound-guided Central line vascular access
    • Principles of effective emergency resuscitation
Procedural skills learned:

  • Needle Cricothyrotomy and transtracheal jet ventilation
  • Open Cricothyrotomy
  • Needle Thoracostomy
  • Chest Tube insertion
  • Intraosseous Vascular access in Adults
  • Intraosseous Vascular access in Children
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Central line Vascular access, landmark technique
  • Ultrasound-guided Central line Vascular access
  • Principles of effective emergency resuscitation

strong>Affiliated with:
Centre of Excellence for Simulation Education and Innovation (CESEI)
International Emergency Medicine Education Association (IEMEA)
UBC Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD)