The CLASS Center has a variety of simulators, from basic IV arms to computer-controlled Full Patient Simulators. Some of our simultors are listed below:
US Guided Procedural Simulators and Equipment
|Sim Man||Thoracentesis||Fundoscopic Simulator||Harvey Cardiac Simulator|
|Hal||Paracentesis||Phlebotomy/ Injection Models||Ventriloscopes|
|Susie||US Guided Central Line||Central Line Simulators|
|Noelle Birthing Simulator||Branched Vessel Simulators||Arterial Line Simulators|
|Ectopic Pregnancy Pelvic Simulators||Foley Catheter Simulators|
|Anatomical Pelvic Simulator||Airway Management Simulators|
|Ultrasound Machines||Joint Injection/ Aspiration Models|
|Wrist Injection Model|
|Shoulder Injection Model|
|Elbow Injection Model|
|Lumbar Puncture Simulators|
Full patient simulators are interactive, high-fidelity simulators that are used to teach critical care skills, including recognition and treatment of a variety of emergency conditions, critical care conditions, difficult airway management, trauma resuscitation and teamwork skills.
Examples of current curricula include:
- Pre-hospital basic life support and trauma assessment skills—What would you do if the man next to you on the subway passed out or you entered a patient room and they were non-responsive? (3rd-year medical students)
- BLS and ACLS skills—It’s 2 a.m. and the nurse calls you to see Mr. Jones, who is is complaining of chest pain and the monitor shows his heart rate is elevated. What to do next? (4th-year medical students and interns)
- Critical Care Training—Your patient is severely short of breath. What’s wrong? What will you do next?
- Difficult airway training—A patient with an allergic reaction is having difficulty breathing. How do you approach this airway? (Residents)
- Teamwork training—Your critically ill patients needs IVs, airway management, medications and a blood transfusion. Who does that? How do you organize the team, create and express treatment priorities and make sure that you don’t miss anything? (Residents)
It’s the middle of the night, you’re the only doctor in Labor and Delivery, and a young woman, obviously pregnant, walks in and says she’s about to deliver. What do you do?
The Noelle Birth Simulator allows our students and residents to practice deliveries, understand the basics of the delivery process, recognize fetal or maternal problems and react appropriately. We can simulate many common perinatal complications and allow our students and residents to correct the problem on their own.
The use of ultrasound within medical education has greatly increased within the last few years. As part of our curriculum, we begin teaching students how to use ultrasound from their first year in medical school. We currently have multiple ultrasound machines that are housed in the CLASS Center and only used for educational purposes. In addition to the machines, we are always looking for new simulators that allow us to utilize ultrasound to teach more advanced procedural skills.
Our comprehensive curriculum introduces ultrasound training from the first year of medical school. We also provide advanced training with ultrasound guidance for interns and residents.
The Sim Center houses various simulators utilized to teach students how to perform procedural skills. From learning how to perform a lumbar puncture, to drawing blood and placing IVs, we are always looking at new simulators that aid in teaching our students how to perform vital skills effectively and safely.
The CLASS Center utilizes multiple Ventriloscopes in order to make the Standardized Patient experience more realistic. With its ability to store multiple heart and lung sounds, they make it easy for a student to assess a standardized patient and hear heart and lung sounds appropriate to the scenario. From heart murmurs to lung crackles, our sound library for the Ventriloscopes is growing larger each day!
Heart sounds give valuable diagnostic clues to patient disease. The difference between the murmurs of aortic stenosis and mitral valve insufficiency are enormous in terms of therapeutic differences. Harvey, an electronic heart sound generator, enables students to clearly listen to different sounds until the patterns become recognizable. Integrated into third- and fourth-year medical training, Harvey is useful not only as an introduction to sounds, but also as a confirmatory tool, once on the wards.