Conferences and Simulation Training

Conferences and Simulation Training

  • Monday: Includes case conferences, journal club, MICU QA/QI and multidisciplinary conferences with radiology and allergy/immunology
  • Tuesday: Sleep conferences and UH Medicine grand rounds.
  • Wednesday: Pulmonary and critical care core topics, VA Medicine M&M
  • Thursday: Lung transplant listing meeting, weekly ILD-MDD meeting, and research/career development conference
  • Friday: PCCM Grand Rounds and UH Medicine morbidity and mortality conference

Simulation training

fellowsSimulation is an integral part of the training in pulmonary and critical care at UH Cleveland Medical Center. Some of the opportunities to participate in simulation training are listed below:

VA simulation lab: State of the art simulation laboratory with bronchoscopy simulation, POCUS simulation with echocardiography capacity as well as ultrasound for vascular access, thoracentesis and lumbar puncture. One day is required of all fellows in their first year, but times can be booked for more practice as necessary for each fellow

Bronchoscopy simulation course: The course aims to familiarize the fellows using simulation bronchoscopy with bronchoscopy procedure, consenting, sedation and bronchial anatomy. In addition, candidates will have opportunity to practice using a simulator technique of navigation of bronchoscopy, recognizing segmental bronchial anatomy and perform bronchial wash, brushing and biopsies. This simulation course is led by Dr. Benjamin Young.

Critical care -ultrasound course: This course will provide the fellows with hands on experience of US application in critical care. It includes echocardiography as well as non-cardiac applications (lung, abdominal, DVT screen) of ultrasound in the ICU, as well as US-guided vascular access. This simulation course is led by Dr. Shine Raju.

Airway Management: This course aims to familiarize the fellows with airway management. Discussion will include airway difficulty assessment, use of rapid sequence intubation (RSI), as well as a difficult and advanced airway management. This course is led by Dr. Matthew Kellems.

Pleural disease and pleural access: This course will focus on evaluation of pleural space as well as pleural space access including thoracentesis, chest tube placement, and pleural manometry. This course is led by Dr. Tanmay Panchabhai.

Mechanical ventilation simulation course: This course provides hands-on experience describing different modes of positive pressure ventilation, understanding ventilatory graphics, and troubleshooting mechanical ventilation alarms. This course is led by Dr. Rana Hejal.