Groups that Use the PSL

Medical Students groups-medStud

 Wake Forest University medical students may actively diagnose and treat many patient problems in the Patient Simulation Laboratory (PSL). The Lab provides a safe environment for exploration and thorough understanding of many physiological and pharmacological concepts, as well as for professional behavioral issues, such as communication and team interactions. Students from their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years of medical school participate in programs in the PSL through the departments of Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, and Family Medicine.

Corporate Programs 

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 The PSL is an excellent environment in which to introduce non-medical and new paramedical personnel to simulated clinical situations. We have developed courses ranging in length from one to three days for the employees of several companies desiring an introduction to medical and physiologic concepts as well as specific equipment use and teamwork issues in medical care.  MORE  

Anesthesia Residents

Anesthesia residents spend time each year in the PSL:  groups-anesRes

  • Interns learn and practice skills critical to early development as anesthesiologists.
  • CA-1s, CA-2s, and CA-3s master concepts of crisis resource management and anesthetic management of infrequently-encountered critical events.  
  • CA-3 residents have the option of an elective PSL month to teach of PSL learners.   MORE  

Other User Groups groups-other

As an example of potential trainees, the laboratory has already taught groups from cardiovascular research, otolaryngology, anesthesiology, nurse anesthesia, medical school, and OR nursing. Even high school science students are scheduled for courses within the lab. The possibilities are endless and limited only by time and the financial resources of the laboratory. Those who are interested in utilizing the laboratory should call the Director to discuss the curriculum.  MORE

     

Quick Reference

Patient Simulation Lab
John Thomas, MD
Director

336-718-8278

Ashley Tonidandel, MD
Assistant Director

336-718-8278

Michael Olympio, MD
Founder

336-716-4498

Ian Saunders
Operations Manager

336-716-4498

Linda Marion
Secretary

336-716-4497

Patient Simulation Laboratory
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
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MOCA® Simulation Course

We're excited to announce that the Sim Lab now offers MOCA® Certification Courses.  View a list of our current courses.

Last Updated: 12-10-2013
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