Simulation

As the area leader in robotic and traditional surgical solutions, Mercy enhances education with the use of simulation meeting the needs of Graduate Medical Education, as well interdisciplinary healthcare professionals. Mercy’s commitment to simulation and education facilitates increased patient safety and healthcare innovation.

Our Services Are Used To Train:

  • All Mercy St. Vincent residency programs
  • Nursing
  • Ancillary staff
  • Mercy College
  • Life Flight/Mobile Life
  • Numerous Outreach programs to enhance education in rural hospitals

Simulation Training Includes:

  • High fidelity human patient simulators include adult male & female, pediatric, neonatal
  • Laparoscopic Taining Stations
  • DaVinciĀ® Robotic Surgery – SI
  • Low fidelity task trainers
    • Intubation
    • Central, femoral, arterial lines (Ultrasound)
    • Adult and pediatric lumbar puncture
    • Suture task trainers

High fidelity simulators Gaumard: Noelle, Gaumard: Newborn Hal, pediatric METI Peds, and adult METI ECS.

Simulation includes, but is not limited to obstetrical crisis management (Shoulder Dystocia), neonatal resuscitation, PALS review, ACLS review and trauma.

Participants are immersed into life-like situations where practice of urgent or emergent decisions must be made and errors are forgiven. Real-life (simulated) experiences include interdisciplinary teams and critical communication.

A laparoscopic skill curriculum was developed and is taught by Dr. Saleem Zafar. A combination of didactic and practical application is used to provide a foundation of knowledge and skills that transition into skills utilized with DaVinciĀ® Robotic Surgery. Laparoscopic training stations are available for use in the LaSR lab for practice exercises.

Emergency Medicine and General Surgery procedure labs are conducted monthly in the Douglass Research Lab. The orthopedic residency has a year-long anatomy curriculum that provides hands on experience for orthopedic residents.

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