The clinical simulation team is committed to providing quality educational in a variety of ways. Expertise is offered for skills training, high fidelity simulation, courses and educational resources. Our facilities and resources are available to our residency programs, affiliated partners and by special arrangement. We offer certification and re-certification courses, skills lab and various high fidelity simulation. Our personnel offer services such as simulation design, scenario building, programming and operating. Clinical simulation occurs in the simulation center and within our hospital system.
Our state-of-the-art multidisciplinary training facility is located in The Doug Meijer Innovations Building. The simulation labs provide simulation equipment including high fidelity infant, child and adult simulators, as well as many task trainers. We are equipped with TraumaMan simulators, laparoscopic trainers, GI mentor, ultrasound training phantoms and ultrasound equipment.
For pricing and reservations, contact the Clinical Simulation team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616.732.6224.
Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building -109 Michigan Street NW Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
ACLS is an American Heart Association-certified course. We offer certification and recertification courses. The goal of the ACLS course is to equip health care providers in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. Upon successful completion of these courses the participant will meet the specific goals and objectives as outlined by the American Heart Association and receive a two year certification.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
The ATLS Student Course presents a concise approach to assessing and managing multiple injured patients. The American College of Surgeons and its Committee on Trauma have developed the ATLS program for doctors and is a systematic, concise training for the early care of trauma patients. This is a two day course. Upon successful completion of course, the participant will receive a four year Advanced Trauma Certification. The ATLS Certification course is offered various times of the year.
Basic Life Support (BLS)
The BLS course is an American Heart Association-certified course. The goal of the BLS for health care providers course is to train participants to save lives of those in cardiac arrest through the use of high quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a two year certification. We utilize the American Heart Association's online didactic course followed by simulation testing in our simulation labs.
Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS)
The FCCS course is certified by the Society for Critical Care Medicine and is a two day course. Curriculum introduces principles important in the initial care of critically ill/injured patients. The course is intended for physicians, physicians-in–training, nurses, and other health care providers who may or may not be skilled in critical care, but must care for such patients during early stabilization and in anticipation of the arrival of an intensivist, specialist or pending transfer of the patient to a tertiary center.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
The PALS course is an American Heart Association-certified course. Certification and recertification courses are offered. The participant will reinforce and enhance skills in the treatment of pediatric arrest and other pediatric emergencies. Upon successful completion of the course, a two year certification will be received.
Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support Course (PFCCS)
The PFCCS course is certified by the Society for Critical Care Medicine. This is a comprehensive two day course which addresses fundamental management principles for the first 24 hours of post-resuscitation management of the critically ill or injured pediatric patient until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged.
Additional Skills Training Opportunities
Besides multiple certification courses, we provide many opportunities for skills training via simulation. Residency and fellowship programs, as well as partnering institutions, may contact us to arrange skills training sessions, testing, and in-situ simulation. In addition, we encourage individual residents to contact us to make arrangements for individual skills practice and will work with you to customize and meet your needs.
Courses are offered free of charge to Spectrum Health residents and fellows. At times, we have course availability for outside registrants. For pricing and reservations or if you need education not listed, contact the Clinical Simulation team at email@example.com or 616.732.6224.
Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building - 109 Michigan Street NW Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503