The Department of Anesthesiology has begun to integrate hands-on skill labs into Critical Care Medicine (CCM) Grand Rounds.
As part of the transition from the purely virtual grand rounds sessions developed during the COVID-19 pandemic, professor of anesthesiology Felipe Urdaneta, M.D., presented the first of a new series of skills labs.
The new skills labs will be held once a month during weekly CCM grand rounds and will include thirty minutes of hands-on training for those attending in person. The first lecture to include a skills lab was titled “Human Factors and Airway Management.” The skills stations covered airway devices, sedation, and bronchoscopy. Associate professor of anesthesiology and director of the multidisciplinary adult critical care medicine fellowship, Peggy White, M.D., was also on hand to demonstrate and lead on the skills stations.
In the future, the department plans to include more interactive elements to the grand rounds, from quiz games to panel discussions.