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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

CHS Programs

Please click the below headings to view some of our campus wide and institution specific programs.

Campus Wide

BLS, ACLS, PALS

Our Comprehensive Training Center offers trainee and instructor courses in BLS, ACLS, and PALS. Contact Neida Bonilla at 718-245-4799 or email ecc.ctc@downstate.edu for more information.

Peripheral Venous Catheterization

Trainees learn techniques for peripheral venous catheterization on simulated arms. The course emphasizes safety, infection control, patient comfort and methods to assure maximal first time success rate.

College of Medicine

Undifferentiated Severe Illness

This simulation based course for 3rd and 4th year students teaches identification and initial management skills for the patient with undifferentiated severe illness.

Ultrasound Guided Procedures

Through didactic and hands on training, 4th year students learn several clinically relevant bedside ultrasound guided procedures. Topics include peripheral and central line catheterization, nerve blocks, paracentesis, and thoracentesis.

Acute Care Simulation

COM Foundations 1:

  • HEENT Session
  • Standardized Patient
  • Ultrasound

COM Foundations 2:

  • Breast Exam
  • Clinical Skills
  • Female Pelvic Exam
  • Prostate Exam
  • SAM II
  • Ultrasound

SIM MOD Sessions

Transition to Clerkship:

  • First Responders
  • IV & Phlebotomy Course
  • Patient Safety
Community Collaborations

Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH) - Noelle Birthing Sessions
Brooklyn Free Clinic Phlebotomy Education
World Academy for Total Community Health High School (WATCH) - Noelle Birthing Sessions

College of Nursing

Contemporary Issues In Patient Care

This course covers a wide array of contemporary topics in health care. Simulation is integrated into the course to teach principles relating to end of life care and palliation.

College of Health Related Professions

Labor & Delivery Curriculum for the Midwifery Program

A wide range of topics relating to labor and delivery are taught using the NOELLE high fidelity birthing simulator. Topics covered include obstetrical emergencies such as shoulder dystocia, postpartum hemorrhage, and eclampsia; normal vaginal delivery; advanced delivery techniques for breech presentations, placental delivery, and cesarian section; and postpartum care including suturing, uterine massage, maternal and newborn resuscitation.

Midwifery Program:

Intrapartum Care:

  • Delivery Technique (Class, Lab Practice & Clinical Performance Examinations (CPEs))
  • 3rd & 4th Stages of Labor Management (Class, Lab Practice & Clinical Performance Examinations (CPEs))
  • Local & Pudendal Anesthesia (Class, Lab Practice & Clinical Performance Examinations (CPEs))

Obstetric Complications of Pregnancy:

  • Malpresentations (Class, Lab Practice & Clinical Performance Examinations (CPEs))
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage (Class, Lab Practice & Clinical Performance Examinations (CPEs))
  • Shoulder Dystocia (Class, Lab Practice & Clinical Performance Examinations (CPEs))
  • Shoulder Dystocia Interprofessional Drills

Physician Assistant Program:

  • IV Placement Lab

Transition to Clerkship:

  • IV & Phlebotomy Course
  • Patient Safety
Interprofessional Education

Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH) – Noelle Birthing Sessions

Brooklyn Free Clinic Phlebotomy Education

COM Foundations 2:

  • Breast Exam
  • Clinical Skills
  • Female Pelvic Exam
  • HEENT Session
  • Prostate Exam

CHRP/Midwifery: Obstetric Complications of Pregnancy: Shoulder Dystocia Interprofessional Drills

Internal Medicine: Interdisciplinary Mega Code

OB/GYN, Midwifery & Pediatrics:

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certification Program

Transition to Clerkship:

  • IV & Phlebotomy Course
  • Patient Safety

World Academy for Total Community Health High School (WATCH) - Noelle Birthing Sessions

Graduate Medical Education

Interdisciplinary Trauma Resuscitation

Emergency Medicine and Surgery residents work together as a trauma team to manage patients with severe traumatic illness. The team approach to trauma is emphasized.

Geriatric Emergency Medicine

This simulation based course for Emergency Medicine Residents covers a wide range of topics related to Geriatric care in the Emergency Department. Topics include atypical presentations of disease, initial management and stabilization of geriatric emergencies, epidemiology, and end of life and palliative care.

Pericardiocentesis Training

Cardiology fellows learn pericardiocentesis on simulated models through didactic and hands on training.

Pediatric Resuscitation

Emergency Medicine residents learn resuscitation skills and team approach management while caring for simulated critically ill pediatric patients.

Anesthesia Simulation

Emergency Medicine:

  • IV/Phlebotomy Course
  • Airway Management Skills
  • Hands On OB/GYN
  • Trauma Procedure Day

Family Medicine Resident Central Line & LPS
Internal Medicine: Interdisciplinary Mega Code
Nephrology: Femoral Vein Cannulation Session

OB/GYN & Pediatrics:

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certification Program

Pediatrics:

  • Mock Code
  • Ultrasound Simulation

MOD Sessions

UHB

Post Operative Care for Recovery Room Nurses

High fidelity simulation is utilized to teach post operative care and management of emergencies. Case scenarios are created from real cases encountered by the nurses in the recovery room.

Femoral Vein Cannulation Session Family Medicine Resident Central Line & LPS

OB/GYN, Midwifery & Pediatrics:

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certification Program

Pediatrics:

  • Mock Code
  • Ultrasound Simulation