Simbionix Virtual Reality Bronchoscopy Simulator
The ultrasound guided central venous catheterization simulation module includes a pre-course reading and video review. The class will begin with a 30 minute introduction and overview. During this time, key anatomical landmarks, indications for internal jugular central venous catheters (CVCs), techniques of placing CVCs, and complications, will be discussed.
The next 1 ½ hours will be dedicated to simulation of placement of a central venous line via the internal jugular approach using real-time ultrasound guidance. Familiarity with ultrasound equipment, identification of anatomy on ultrasound in the long and short axis, and how to prepare for USG-CVC insertion will be reinforced with a hands-on approach using a high-fidelity phantom. There will be time allotted for individual and group feedback as well as question and answer.
For questions about enrollment dates and times, contact:
Shawn P.E. Nishi, MD
Assistant Professor & Associate Program Director:
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555-0561
5.140 John Sealy Annex
The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.Currently available protocols are:
- CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Orderset
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
- General Medicine Admission
- Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
- MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
- Oral Analgesic Medicaitons
- Parenteral Opioids
- Sepsis, Adult ICU
All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.
The department of Internal Medicine has a large role in the Meaningful Use Initiative. Our participation is key for the success of the initiative. Please visit the meaningful use website for important communication and updates from the Meaningful Use Initiative.