Simulation

In “Simulation” you will be going to the simulation lab for some theatre-based simulations. One MD and one nurse or respiratory therapist will facilitate your session. One will act as a “bedside nurse” to help you get through the case, and the other person will be the “manikin”, controlling the voice, vitals/signs, and giving additional information through electronic slides. After each simulation, there will be a debrief period for you to reflect on how you felt, what went well, what could have been improved, and ask any questions you have. Additional teaching points will also be covered.

For each week of “Simulation”, you will have 4 simulations to go through. The topics will┬áthe following:

  • Hypotension
  • Respiratory distress
  • Altered level of consciousness
  • Pediatrics

You may wish to only have a few people run a case at a time, so that there aren’t too many people! The “bedside nurse”, played by one of the instructors, will give all your medications. One way of dividing up the remaining roles amongst medical students include:

  • Team leader/facilitator
  • Peripheral brain/interpreter (help team leader with case, interpret results)
  • Primary assessment (ABCs)
  • Secondary assessment (history, head-to-toe exam, and re-assessments)

A good thing to go over is the systematic approach in the “Intro to SIM and ALOC” lecture. The simulations are┬ánon-evaluative. We are all here to work together to learn! Let’s have some fun!

Finally, people often wonder about oxygen delivery devices. Here are some resources to help you understand what oxygen therapies are available: