The center held an OB Emergency simulation for emergency room staff to increase teamwork, situational awareness, and provide additional education in post-partum hemorrhage, precipitous delivery, and neo-natal resuscitation. The Simulation was led by Jenifer Ducoing, RN Mother & Baby Clinical Educator, and Dr. Veronica Gillispie, OB/GYN.
The Ochsner Clinical Simulation and Patient Safety Center facilitates quarterly training with the Ochsner Urgent Care clinics. Skills such as suturing, Peripheral IV, draining an abscess, and removing foreign objects. Learners are able to stay abreast on these skills, as well as learn some new skills.
The Ochsner Clinical Simulation and Patient Safety Center works with Academic Outreach to provide local high school students an opportunity to experience simulation and skills. Most recently, Archbishop Chapelle, Academy of Our Lady, and St. Augustine have brought students that are interested in a future in the medical field. The students were able to practice various skills on task trainers such as, CPR, intubation, removing a foreign object from a child’s mouth, stop the bleed, laparoscopic skills, and even participated in a Mock Code and a C-section delivery.
STEMfest at the Superdome
Ochsner participated along with other New Orleans institutions in the Saints and Pelicans STEMFest on October 20, 2018. The Clinical Simulation and Patient Safety Center along with students from the University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School hosted a tent with CPR training and races that taught proper CPR to hundreds of local students in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.
Pediatric emergency medicine physician Dr. Meg Marino hosted two large symposia for pre-hospital EMS providers to teach airway, vascular access, and other life saving interventions. New Orleans EMS, Acadian EMS, and many other local EMS organizations attended this event (over 180 EMS providers).
American Academy of Emergency Medicine's South Regional Resident Student Assembly
The Clinical Simulation and Patient Safety Center along with the Emergency Medicine Interest Group for OCS-UQ hosted the American Academy of Emergency Medicine's South Regional Resident Student Assembly with students, residents, and residency leaders in emergency medicine from the SE region. There were multiple simulation activities, lectures, panel discussions, vendor presentations, and a residency fair. The assembly was conceived of and organized by EMIG students Hanna, Gage, and Scott, along with Dr. Mike Smith.
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The Center hosted STAR high school students who are interested in pursuing healthcare careers. The students practiced realistic, hands on CPR. Watch the video.
Ochsner hosts a China Delegation Tour
In September of 2018, Ochsner is demonstrating the implementation of simulation into graduate and undergraduate medical education.
Ochsner hosts Society of OBGYN Hospitalists
Ochsner hosted SOGH for their hands-on simulation component in September 2017 when their national conference was held in New Orleans. Under the guidance of Ochsner physician Dr. Brigid McCue and center director Dr. Mike Smith, the group held three days of intensive training to better prepare obgyns to respond to critical emergencies.