Simulation-Assisted Emergency Medicine Procedures (SEMP)

The SEMP course allows physicians providing emergency care to acquire, review and practice their skill in essential life-saving emergency procedures including:

  • Needle cricothyrotomy and transtracheal jet ventilation
  • Open cricothyrotomy
  • Needle thoracostomy
  • Guide-wire chest tube placement
  • Intraosseous vascular access in adults
  • Intraosseous vascular access in children
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Central line vascular access, landmark technique
  • Ultrasound-guided central line vascular access
  • Crisis resource management and strategies to reduce cognitive errors.

Course Format: Hands-on simulation course using highly-realistic task-trainers and human patient simulators combined with pre-course online modules. 24 participants maximum.

Target audience: physicians practicing emergency care; also open to interprofessional teams of physicians, nurses, paramedics, and respiratory therapists

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