Simulation Training for UW FMRN Faculty
These 2-day sessions, held at Madigan Military Hospital's Andersen Simulation Center, focus on learning how to use medical simulators to teach residents and medical students various procedures, depending on the “theme” of the sessions. UW FMRN faculty will also learn how to use simulators to teach residents and students how to function as members of a team providing coordinated care in emergency situations. Themes will usually be one of the following: OB, trauma, adult life support, pediatric life support, or miscellaneous procedures (e.g. vasectomy, LP, joint injection). One faculty person per Network program per year may attend. If space permits, programs may send more than one faculty person. Training sessions always take place on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings.
2013 Training Dates
April 30 & May 1: Trauma
August 13 & August 14: OB Emergencies
November 12 & November 13: Pediatric Emergencies
2014 Training Dates
February 11 & February 12: Adult Medicine Emergencies
May 13 & May 14: Trauma Emergencies
Key Information For a complete set of training information download SIMS Information.pdf
- TRAVEL: The Network may be able to reimburse travel costs but please contact Christine Makela for approval before making travel arrangements. Please download and read our Travel Reimbursement Guidelines and Reimbursement Form. Participants who need lodging should plan to stay at the SeaTac Holiday Inn Express. Please note we have caps on lodging amounts per the State of Washington and we do not provide per diem. The maximum lodging amount is $137 for Seattle and $105 for Tacoma.
- Attire: wear casual clothing or scrubs -- simulation training can get messy.
- Bring: a valid driver's license or passport. A snack and water bottle might come in handy.
Sample Schedule Day 1 (Tuesday PM):
Madigan faculty are teachers, UW FMRN faculty are learners (4 groups of 1-2 people).
10:30 AM: Meet at Southcenter/SeaTac hotel(s), carpool to Fort Lewis, and meet faculty host for main gate entry
12:00 PM: Lunch at Sim Center (~$10.00, please bring cash)
12:45 PM: Introduction to simulation sessions
1:00 PM: Faculty are learners and rotate among 4 simulation stations
2:00 PM: Self-directed training
4:00 PM: Wrap-up, evaluation, and planning for Wednesday
4:15 PM: Return to Southcenter/SeaTac hotel(s)
Day 2 (Wednesday AM):
UW FMRN and Madigan faculty are teachers, Madigan residents and medical students are learners (4 groups of 3 - 5 people).
6:30 AM: Meet at Southcenter/SeaTac hotel(s) and carpool to Fort Lewis
7:30 AM: Introduction to learning activities
8:00 AM: Residents and students rotate among simulation stations with faculty as teachers
11:30 AM: Wrap-up and evaluation
12:00 PM: Return to Southcenter/SeaTac