ACLS for Anesthesiology

These courses are comprised of a number of short ACLS sessions for fourth year Anesthesia residents. Residents must thoroughly interpret the monitors and lab results to correctly identify and treat the arrhythmias, which include Bradycardia, PEA, and Asystole.

Anesthesia Resident Orientation

These courses teach the principles of airway management. Residents first attend a lecture, followed by hands-on training on airway simulators. Residents learn about the proper management before, during, and after surgical procedures and emergency management. Topics include Airway Basics, Advanced Airway, and Station Set-up.

Anesthesia Resident Simulation Training

These courses teach emergent patient management skills using a variety of simulation scenarios. Anesthesia residents will often start scenarios in the OR. Focus is on correctly assessing the patient’s situation and treating the patient accordingly. Topics include Malignant Hyperthermia, O2 Line Failure, Difficult Airway, OB Bleeding, Failed Spinal with Difficult Airway, Anaphylaxis, Venous Air Embolism, Anesthesiology Machine Training, Breaking Bad News, Error Disclosure, Pulseless Electrical Activity, VT to VF, Bradycardia, and Rapid Sequence Induction.

Anesthesia Resident Skills Training

These courses teach residents advanced skills to correctly perform a variety of anesthesia-based skills. The class starts with a short overview of the procedures including an introduction to the anatomy, tools used and techniques, followed by hands on training. A flexible bronchoscope and manikin simulators are used to provide lifelike anatomy and feel. Skills topics include: Cricothyroidotomy, Induction, Lumbar Puncture, Surgical Airway, Ultrasound Dexterity, Basic Airway, Fiber Optic Dexterity, Fluoroscopically Guided Needle Placement, and One Lung Ventilation.

Capstone Anesthesia Skills

ISIS provides procedural and skills training within Anesthesiology-based scenarios for both 2nd and 4th year medical students as part of the year-end practicum. Students review essential skills learned throughout medical school and clinic based training as they make their transition to wards and residency. Topics include: Team Communication, Admit Orders and Prescriptions, ECG, ABG, CXR, IV Starts, Scrubbing for Surgery, Ward Team Dynamics, Airway Management and Simulation.

Maintenance of Certification - Anesthesia

(Temporarily Unavailable)

This course offers an immersive simulation education experience endorsed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) for ABA Diplomates seeking to fulfill their Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement (PPAI) requirement for MOCA.  The simulation course fulfills the Part IV requirement of the ABA MOCA Program.

Medical Student Intro to Anesthesia

These courses are designed to teach basic airway principles and give an introduction to managing both a general anesthetic and code situation. Students begin the day with a lecture followed by instruction in airway management and an introduction to the operating room equipment and anesthesia machine. Students move into the OR where they are guided through a general anesthetic on a human patient simulator and then allowed to go through it again on their own. The final simulated anesthetic will also include a code situation that will have to be managed appropriately. Topics include General Simulation, Intubation Workshop, and Critical Care Simulation.

Resident Lecture - Communication Skills

This course teaches the principles of crew resource management during a critical event in any medical setting. The class focuses on the development of communication skills, the prioritization of tasks, leadership skills and task assignments during the critical event. Interactive scenarios to practice these skills are performed in a virtual operating room using a standardized patient.