Simulation of Critical Care Topics

Simulation provides an opportunity to educate and train residents, fellows and medical students in the emergency management of life threatening events in a controlled setting. The UCSD-Critical Care Simulation Center training is part of the curriculum offered to UCSD Anesthesiology residents in their first two years of training. Sessions are conducted at the UCSD Simulation Center run by the UCSD Anesthesiology Department at the VA-ICU.

Uncommon events are difficult to prepare for, and early recognition and proper management is best taught in a controlled setting, where trainees can be introduced to topics and sharper skills without subjecting patients to substandard care during their initial training process.