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Anesthesiology Department Hosts CTICU Simulation in SAIL

A cardiac arrest following heart surgery is a rare event, but when it happens, good communication and cooperation are key. A team of Weill Cornell Medicine physicians, nurses and fellows had the opportunity to practice their response to such an event in the Skills Acquisition & Innovation Laboratory (SAIL) on February 11. 

Administered jointly by the Departments of Anesthesiology, Surgery and Radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine...

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Anesthesiology Department Hosts Difficult Vascular Access Workshop in SAIL

Dr. Franklin Chiao, assistant professor of clinical anesthesiology, designed and directed a workshop on difficult vascular access in the Skills Acquisition & Innovation Laboratory (SAIL) on December 8. The hands-on workshop aimed to help participants develop a plan to approach patients with difficult vascular access, and teach the latest skills and techniques.

Attendees had the opportunity to practice using ultrasound and...

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Department Hosts Symposium on Pediatric Anesthesia at SAIL
Practice session at SAIL.

The Department of Anesthesiology hosted a day of learning at its first-ever Pediatric Anesthesia Symposium (PAS) on February 27th.  The event gave advanced trainees in anesthesiology, pediatrics, emergency medicine and critical care from across the region an opportunity to develop new skills for managing pediatric patients in challenging situations.  Read more here.

Center for Medical Simulation Leads Instructor Course at Weill Cornell
Group of event participants.

Simulation training is a key component of the residency program at Weill Cornell Anesthesiology.

In April, the department welcomed educators from Boston's Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) for a four-day program designed to train faculty in creating and utilizing high-quality simulation as a teaching tool. Read more here

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