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Office of Medical Education
2020 Gravier Street
Suite 602
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-568-4006
Fax: 504-599-1453

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Office of Medical Education

Human Patient Simulation Lab Curriculum

Curriculum Design

  • Based on standard treatment protocols and principles of best practices
  • Reviewed and validated by content experts
  • Pre-programmed into dynamic and highly interactive scenarios

Learning Objectives

  • Systemic approach to patient assessment and medical management
  • Developing and improving doctor/patient and team communication skills
  • Safe, effective patient care in stressful environments
  • Effective critical reasoning in partially transparent reality
  • Professionalism

Method of Teaching

  • Small Group Teaching
  • Student-focused simulator-based
  • Teaching through inquiry
  • Outcome-based training
  • Controlled stress environment
  • Reinforcement of procedural and cognitive skills

Patient Simulation Cases

  • Airway management
  • Effective patient ventilation - manual and mechanical
  • Diagnosis and management of hemodynamically unstable patients
  • Diagnosis and management of patients with multiple trauma (e.g., pneumothorax, internal bleeding. etc.)
  • Diagnosis and management of patients with arrhythmias
  • Diagnosis and management of patients with respiratory problems (e.g., asthma, ARDS, COPD etc)
  • Diagnosis and management of patients with pregnancy complications
  • Diagnosis and management of patients with general anesthetic complications
  • Diagnosis and management of patients with anaphylactic reactions
  • Diagnosis and management of patients with thermal injury
  • Diagnosis and management of patients with shock (e.g., septic, cardiogenic, etc.)
  • Diagnosis and management of patients with thrombotic complications (e.g., pulmonary, coronary)
  • Diagnosis of anesthesia equipment malfunction and management (e.g., exhausted absorber, problem with patient-out valve)
  • Diagnosis and management of patients with high tolerance of opioids