Sixteen fellows from the Departments of Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, and Surgery had the opportunity to practice core critical care skills on simulation equipment during a multidisciplinary 3-day boot camp August 12-14.
The 3 didactic days included lectures, interactive problem-based learning discussions, task training, team training, and simulation. Scheduling this type of training was complicated as the team strove to give the fellows hands-on experience while maintaining social distancing and limiting the number of people in a room at a time that is required during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite these complications, the use of Zoom for lectures and discussions allowed for flexibility for more faculty to participate. “My hope is in the future, incorporating distance learning can expand training to other locations,” said Peggy White, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship.
Many thanks to the faculty from the Departments of Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Medicine, Neurology, and Surgery who contributed and a special thank you to Robin Hernandez, a pediatric scrub tech who assisted with handwashing and sterile gowning/gloving technique.
The training would not have been a success without the contribution and dedication of the faculty and the ‘behinds the scenes’ help from Melissa Vendur, Tony DeStephens, and Ceri Borde, Dr. White said.