Portfolio of Courses
Individual Technical Skills Training, Assessment and Remediation
Focuses on the individual learner across all specialties, by incorporating evidence-based practice for competent performance in a safe and supportive environment. Designed to promote and strengthen confidence.
Target audience: physicians, mid-level providers, pre-hospital providers and trainees
¤ Airway management
¤ Interventional Cardiology Simulations: MOC-ABIM
¤ Chest tube placement
¤ Central line placement
¤ Lumbar puncture
¤ Pulmonary artery catheter placement
¤ Fundamental of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS)
¤ Urologic Procedure Simulation (diagnostic and therapeutic) including percutaneous access procedures (Uro Mentor™)
¤ Endovascular and Cardiovascular Interventional Procedure Simulation (Carotid Artery Interventions, Renal Interventions, Iliac Interventions, SFA Interventions, Coronary Interventions, Neurovascular Interventions) Angio Mentor
¤ Hysteroscopy—a comprehensive simulation training system (VirtaMed)
¤ Laparoscopic Procedures—Hands-on practice of complete laparoscopic procedures including cholecystectomies, hernia repairs, colorectal and gynecological procedures (Lap Mentor™)
¤ Gastro-Intestinal Procedures—Hands-on practice for a wide variety of upper and lower GI procedures including flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, gastroscopy, ERCP, emergency bleeding, scenarios and endoscopic ultrasound (GI Mentor™)
Team Performance (Coaching)
Customized Scenario-Based, Simulation-Delivered, Performance Driven Courses for Health Professional Teams in High Risk Environments.
Target audience: all members of the healthcare team
¤ Emergency room scenarios: chest pain, shock and stroke
¤ Hybrid Operating Suite scenarios on radiation safety; endovascular and cardiovascular cases
¤ Intensive Care scenarios on conscious sedation, difficult airway and shock
¤ Labor and Delivery scenarios on crash C-section, post-partum hemorrhage and shoulder dystocia (based on the ACOG Consortium Simulations)
¤ Operating Room scenarios on anaphylactic shock, difficult airway/loss of airway, myocardial infarction
Professional Society Courses
Evidence-based national curriculum delivered in an immersive clinical environments, and with measurable outcomes.
¤ Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)/Advanced Trauma Care Nursing (ATCN): how to evaluate and manage the acutely injured patient, in individual roles and as teams
¤ Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness Course (DMEP): how to manage the disaster
¤ Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS): how to evaluate and manage critically ill patients in individual roles and as teams
¤ Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP): how to evaluate and manage the critically ill newborn in individual roles and as teams
¤ Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC): how to care for the acutely injured patient in the rural hospital as a team of health professionals
¤ Trauma Optimal performance Improvement Course (TOPIC): how to develop and manage a hospital system of performance improvement in the care of acutely injured patients
¤ Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS): how to care for seriously ill or injured children in individual roles and as teams
¤ Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC): how to care for acutely injured patients
¤ Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposures in Trauma (ASSET): how to surgically expose anatomic structures that, when injured, are life threatening.
¤ Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM): how to apply surgical techniques in the management of penetrating torso injuries
Hybrid Operating Suite
Technical team performance in a setting that combines interventional and open surgical capabilities.
Target audience: all members of the healthcare team
¤ Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR): 30% of patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis are not surgical candidates for open aortic valve replacement, due to advanced age, severe left ventricular dysfunction, or multiple coexisting conditions. For selected patients, transcatheter aortic valve replacement reduces two-year mortality, hospitalizations, and symptoms, While improving transvalvular hemodynamics. Initial TAVR placement is associated with major vascular complications from the access site and late paravalvular aortic regurgitation. Early experience is a significant predictor of late mortality.
¤ Radial Approach for Cardiac Catheterization (RACC): Currently, less than 5% of cardiac catheterizations in the US employ the radial approach, relying instead on traditional cannulation of the femoral artery. Recent studies have demonstrated that the radial approach for cardiac catheterization and percutaneous interventions can be performed safely and with success rates comparable to the femoral approach, yet with improved outcomes in rates of bleeding rates, complications, and overall morbidity and mortality. The radial approach clearly improves patient comfort, permits immediate patient ambulation after intervention, and enables same-day interventional discharges. For more information, go to: http://cme.hsc.usf.edu/radialartery/
¤ Radiation Safety: Radiological imaging equipment and procedures are essential to the performance of interventional and surgical procedures, yet there remains a gap in the education and training of health professionals for the safe, effective use of radiological imaging in the intervention suite and operating room. Balance must be achieved in obtaining adequate images for procedural performance while minimizing radiation exposure to the patient and health professional team.
¤ Hybrid Improvement Team Training: This CAMLS hybrid OR training teaches endovascular practitioners how to make the transition from portable to fixed imaging and how to use the hybrid OR as a team.
Dates: (For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
¤ July 19 - 20, 2013
¤ August 16 - 17, 2013
Simulation Based Education and Training
Curricula designed to improve critical thinking, decision making and clinical performance for patient safety and quality of care.
Target audience: physicians, nurses, mid-level providers and trainees.
¤ Basic Endovascular Skills Training (BEST Program): an entry-level endovascular training program for healthcare professionals (vascular and cardiac surgeons and OR staff). BEST is an introduction to the skills and the environment of the endovascular suite (SimSuite® Simulator).
¤ Moderate (conscious) sedation: a comprehensive program to strengthen team competence and confidence™ in administering moderate sedation (SimMan® human patient simulator).
¤ Take the Shock Out of Sepsis: the sepsis program focuses on the early identification and treatment of sepsis, based on the Surviving Sepsis Campaign 2008 Guidelines (SimMan® human patient simulator).
¤ Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP): this program outlines how practices should be modified to prevent and reduce the risk of VAP (online and SimMan® human patient simulator).
¤ Decompensated Heart Failure: this program focuses on management of the patient experiencing heart failure, based on the 2009 AHA Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Recognition Program (online and SimMan® human patient simulator).
¤ Venous Thromboembolism (DVT and PE): this program focuses on prevention, early identification, and initial treatment, based on the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism (2008).(online and SimMan® human patient simulator).
¤ Treating Renal Artery Stenosis: To Stent or Not to Stent: a comprehensive review in the care of patients undergoing percutaneous and transluminal renal artery angioplasty or stent placement including pre-procedure, intra-procedure and post-procedure management of patients (SimSuite® Simulator)
¤ Basic ECG Interpretation: an introduction to electrocardiogram recognition and interpretation (online)
¤ Door-to-Door Time Program: enhances the competence and confidence of healthcare provider teams in caring for ST-segment evaluations myocardial infraction (STEMI) patients and provides guidance on improving processes to decrease the time between patient arrival and the Emergency Department (ED) to balloon inflation in the affected artery. The program is based on ACC Performance Measure Guidelines as well as the Joint Commissions’ Core Measure Set. (SimMan® human patient simulator)
¤ Stroke Program: Brain Matters: focuses on early recognition of symptoms and appropriate initial treatment of stroke patients to improve patient outcomes based on guidelines fro AHA, American Stroke Association and the Joint Commission and Brain Attack Coalition
Target audience: Surgeons and first assistants in the operating room
¤ Davinci CSR Training
¤ Advanced Robotics Training(URO-GYN, Urology)
¤ Robotic Assisted Microsurgery for Urologic Procedures
Access to Continuing Education Activities 2013 CE Activities in Development
¤ Sinoscopy for the Allergist
- CPR for the obese patient
- Vascular access for the obese patient
¤ Series of programs focusing on care of the obese patient
¤ Neuroimmodulation for Voiding Dysfunction
¤ Difficult Airway Management
¤ Critical Care for the Hospitalist