The University of Michigan has a fantastic Clinical Simulation Center. The Department of Pediatrics uses these resources regularly to train residents on some of the most advanced simulators in the world.
Our pediatric residents take part in realistic, immersive simulation experiences in neonatal resuscitation, high-level trauma and in the management of the critically ill, decompensating general pediatric patient. “Mock Codes” are run weekly and require a team of residents to direct the resuscitation of a complicated patient from start to finish. After the encounter, debriefing and additional teaching is directed on an individualized basis by one of our critical care physicians.
In addition to these experiences, pediatric residents also utilize simulation to learn how to establish venous, arterial and intraosseus access. Simulation is also used to navigate the code cart quickly and learn intubation skills. Our state-of-the-art simulation center is also used for training in basic life support (BLS), pediatric advanced life support (PALS), and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS).
Our simulation curriculum is a crucial part of residency training. To learn more about the Clinical Simulation Center, visit their website here!