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Simulation and Procedural Bootcamp for Emergency Medical Clinicians

Simulation and Procedural Bootcamp for Emergency Medical Clinicians
May 18-20, 2020
Rush University Simulation Center

Instructor: Dr. Michelle Sergel

The Emergency Medicine Bootcamp course teaches practitioners in emergency medicine critical skills for the emergency-care environment. The two and a half day course demonstrates and allows clinicians to practice procedures that are most commonly performed in the emergency department.  Participants are then able to demonstrate the implementation of these skills into simulated cases using high-fidelity simulation.

Course Objectives:

To gain confidence in principles of adult and pediatric resuscitation and common emergency patient presentations while applying life-saving and common procedures seen in emergency medicine:

  • Inserting a central venous catheter and securing intravenous access
  • Difficult airway adjuncts: video laryngoscopy, intubating LMA, and cricothyrotomy
  • Pediatric IO line placement and neonatal and pediatric resuscitation algorithms
  • Application of adult resuscitation algorithms
  • Thoracostomy procedures: chest tube (CT) and percutaneous CT insertion
  • Delivery of the precipitous labor and the most common complications
  • Transvenous Pacemakers for symptomatic bradycardia

Course Overview:

Participants work hands-on with the most current simulation technologies for two and a half days, rotating in small groups through numerous modules that are organized into four topics: Airway, Cardiovascular, Pediatric and Obstetric.

The faculty-to-participant ratio is sufficient to ensure Participants get the personalized instruction and practice time they need to feel confident performing the rare critical care skills.

Dates:        May 18-20, 2020

Location:  Rush University SIM Center | 1625 W. Harrison | Chicago, IL

Tuition:     Physicians - $1,000 | Advanced Practice Clinicians - $750

Who Should Attend?

  • ER Physicians
  • ER Advance Practice Clinicians
  • ER Physician Assistants
  • ER Nurse Practitioners


Rush Employees:

Use Education Enhancement Funds at checkout.





In support of Improving Patient Care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (20) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for (20) Continuing Education credit(s).

Monday, May 18 at 8:00am to 4:00pm

Rush University Simulation Center

Event Type

On-Campus Event


Continuing and Professional Studies



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