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KF2_2838 copy.JPG1.  Adult Mechanical Ventilation Course

The program of this course is designed to focus on recent advances and treatment modalities in adult's mechanical ventilation. The course is composed of two sections: a morning didactic learning followed by afternoon workshop where participants gain hands-on experience utilizing high fidelity manikins and state-of –art mechanical ventilators.

Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

• Discuss the design principles and algorithms behind the latest ventilators.
• Analyze ventilator graphics, and assess the appropriate procedures for optimal patient ventilator synchrony.
• Understand management of ventilators in patients with parenchymal lung disease, obstructive disease, and severe hypoxemia.
•Differentiate the most appropriate way to wean patients off the ventilator.

Duration:

The course is two days course and is conducted one time every year.

Number of instructors/trainees/capacity of the program: The course maximum capacity is 20 candidates; they will be supervised by one course director and four instructors.

Program design:

This simulation program combines evidence-based medicine with technologically advanced simulation education techniques and hands-on learning to provide advanced, hands-on, clinical education experiences for participants from a wide scope of practices, Integrate a variety of task-trainers, low- and high-fidelity simulators, and actual medical devices to provide optimal learning opportunities.

The course uses audiovisual tools to enhance presentations and record the events. Simulated critically ill patient's room (i.e. ICU) fully equipped with the needed equipment and high fidelity manikins.

Admission criteria:

• ICU physicians

• Anesthesia physicians
• Residents and fellows in ICU, Anesthesia, and Emergency Medicine.
• RT's and Nurses

 

2.  Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation Course

The program of this course is designed to focus on recent advances and treatment modalities in pediatrics mechanical ventilation. The course is composed of two sections: a morning didactic learning followed by afternoon workshop where participants gain hands-on experience utilizing high fidelity manikins and state-of –art mechanical ventilators.

Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to:
• Discuss the design principles and algorithms behind the latest ventilators.
• Analyze ventilator graphics, and assess the appropriate procedures for optimal patient ventilator synchrony.
• Understand management of ventilators in patients with parenchymal lung disease, obstructive disease, and severe hypoxemia.
• Differentiate the most appropriate way to wean patients off the ventilator.

Duration:
The course is two days course and is conducted one time every year.

Number of instructors/trainees/capacity of the program:
The course maximum capacity is 20 candidates; they will be supervised by one course director and four instructors.

Program design:
This simulation program combines evidence-based medicine with technologically advanced simulation education techniques and hands-on learning to provide advanced, hands-on, clinical education experiences for participants from a wide scope of practices, Integrate a variety of task-trainers, low- and high-fidelity simulators, and actual medical devices to provide optimal learning opportunities.

The course uses audiovisual tools to enhance presentations and record the events. Simulated critically ill patient's room (i.e. PICU) fully equipped with the needed equipment and high fidelity manikins.

Admission criteria:
• PICU physicians
• Anesthesia physicians
• Residents and fellows in PICU, Pediatrics Anesthesia, and Emergency Medicine.
• RT's and Nurses

 

3.  Adult Airway Management Course

Every intubation can be a difficult intubation. This course will provide hands-on experience to manage common and complex airway situations. Each participant will have the opportunity to review the fundamental skills of intubation, identify exam findings associated with a difficult airway, experience advanced tools for management of airway, and work together to solve airway problems in a high fidelity, clinically simulated environment using scenarios developed from real life cases.

Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

• Demonstrate clinical skills of competent performance of management of simulated patient with difficult airway
• Be familiar with various types of equipment, tools and devices used in the management of patients with difficult airways
• Recognize risk factors, physical exam findings, and clinical situations associated with a difficult airways
• Handle situations involving patients with difficult airways in an effective way.

Duration:

The course is two days course and conducted four times every year.

Number of instructors/trainees/capacity of the program: The course maximum capacity is 24 candidates; they will be supervised by one course director and four instructors.

Program design:

Our simulation program combines evidence-based medicine with technologically advanced simulation education techniques and hands-on learning to Provide advanced, hands-on, clinical education experiences for participants from a wide scope of practices, Integrate a variety of task-trainers, low- and high-fidelity simulators, and actual medical devices to provide optimal learning opportunities.

The course uses audiovisual tools to enhance presentations and record the events. Simulated critically ill patient's room (i.e. ICU) fully equipped with the needed equipment and high fidelity manikins.

Admission criteria:

The course targeted all physicians in critical areas, anesthesia, surgeons, and Emergency department. Critical care nurses, paramedics, EMT's and respiratory therapists.

 

4.  Pediatrics Airway Management Course

Every intubation can be a difficult intubation. This course will provide hands-on experience to manage common and complex pediatrics airway situations. Each participant will have the opportunity to review the basic and fundamental skills of intubation, identify exam findings associated with a difficult airway, experience advanced tools for management of airway, and work together to solve airway problems in a high fidelity, clinically simulated environment using scenarios developed from real life cases.

Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to:
• Demonstrate clinical skills of competent performance of management of simulated patient with difficult airway
• Be familiar with various types of equipment, tools and devices used in the management of patients with difficult airways
• Recognize risk factors, physical exam findings, and clinical situations associated with a difficult airways
• Handle situations involving patients with difficult airways in an effective way.

Duration:
The course is two days course and conducted three times every year.

Number of instructors/trainees/capacity of the program: The course maximum capacity is 24 candidates; they will be supervised by one course director and four instructors.

Program design:
Our simulation program combines evidence-based medicine with technologically advanced simulation education techniques and hands-on learning to provide advanced, hands-on, clinical education experiences for participants from a wide scope of practices, Integrate a variety of task-trainers, low- and high-fidelity simulators, and actual medical devices to provide optimal learning opportunities.

The course uses audiovisual tools to enhance presentations and record the events. Simulated critically ill patient's room (i.e. ICU) fully equipped with the needed equipment and high fidelity manikins.

Admission criteria:
The course targeted all physicians in pediatrics critical areas, anesthesia, surgeons, and Emergency department. Critical care nurses, paramedics, EMT's and respiratory therapists.

 

5.  Basic Surgical Skills

 

6.  Basic Laparoscopic Surgery Courses

This course teaches fundamental knowledge and technical skills to perform laparoscopic surgery. It includes didactic sessions and hands-on skills training. Cognitive topics range from safe peritoneal access, to the proper use of electrosurgical energy and troubleshooting laparoscopic equipment. Technical skills taught include two-handed manipulation of laparoscopic instruments, managing endoloops, and intra/extra corporeal suturing and knot tying. The course is intended to prepare surgeons to pass the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) exam.

Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to:
• Describe the instruments and equipment used in laparoscopic surgery.
• Identify important intraoperative considerations such as anesthesia and patient positioning.
• Discuss the physiology of the pneumoperitoneum.
• Outline the processes of access, trocar placement and abdominal examination.
• Demonstrate the technique of laparoscopic suturing.
• Provide an overview of biopsy techniques and hemostasis.

Duration:
The course is a two days course and is conducted four times every year. 

Number of instructors/trainees/capacity of the program: The course maximum capacity is 20 candidates; they will be supervised by one course director and four instructors.

Program design:
This simulation program combines evidence-based medicine with technologically advanced simulation education techniques and hands-on learning to provide advanced, hands-on, clinical education experiences for participants from a wide scope of practices, high-fidelity virtual simulators, Laparoscopy training boxes and actual medical devices to provide optimal learning opportunities.  The course uses audiovisual tools to enhance presentations and record the events.

All the candidates who are participating in the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery exam, will be provided with online key for the material and prepare themselves for the online exam. Following that, a practical testing on deferent shills will be performed.

Admission criteria:
• Practicing General Surgeons.
• Residents and fellows in General Surgery, Urology and Gynecology.

 

7.  Basic Bronchoscopy Courses

This course aims to teach new bronchoscopy skills in a stress-free environment led by expert faculties. This one-day intensive course is an excellent learning opportunity for physicians to learn or refresh their knowledge in conscious sedation, sampling techniques, difficult cases, and management of complications in bronchoscopy. The course offers plenty of hands-on training on virtual simulators and real bronchoscopy.

Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to:
• Discuss common bronchoscopy complications and methods to minimize them.
• Practice common bronchoscopy procedures including BAL and bronchial washings.
• Practice endobronchial and transbronchial biopsies.
• Practice endobronchial needle aspiration using a simulated patient.
• Practice intubation with a bronchoscope.
• Perform flexible bronchoscopy to remove foreign objects from a simulated patient.

Duration:
The course is one-day course and is conducted three times every year.

Number of instructors/trainees/capacity of the program: The course maximum capacity is 16 candidates; they will be supervised by one course director and four instructors.

Program design:
Our simulation program combines evidence-based medicine with technologically advanced simulation education techniques and hands-on learning to provide advanced, hands-on, clinical education experiences for participants from a wide scope of practices, Integrate a variety of task-trainers, high-fidelity virtual simulators is being utilized in the course. The course uses audiovisual tools to enhance presentations and record the events.

Admission criteria:
The course targeted all physicians in critical areas, anesthesia, pulmonary, and Emergency department.

 

8.  Neurovascular Intervention (Stroke) Course
The Neurovascular Simulation Course is an interactive course designed to provide the health care provider with basic knowledge and skills through trainings that offers a viable alternative to bridge the gap in experience and knowledge of our residents and fellows.Training within proficiency–based, virtual reality training programs can increase competency and reduce errors and complications during the real situation.The simulation laboratory in KFMC will provide a high–quality graphics and realistic tactics that can give trainees a unique skill set, required by these residents and fellows.

Target Group:

The program is designed for Neurology and Neurosurgery residents and fellows and Radiology Residents and Fellows.

Critical Outcome:

This curriculum integrates the following critical outcomes:
• Understand the Basic Normal Anatomy for the aortic arch, carotid and vertebral arteries.
• Identify significant indications for Carotid and Cerebral Angiography, and its limitations.
• Identify various angiography tools: catheters, wires, setup, contrast and medications.
• Interpret basic anatomy and pathology of the cerebral circulation
• Develop basic intervention techniques
• Discus the up-to-date policies on radiation safety

 

9.  Neurovascular Intervention (Subarachnoid) Course
The Neurovascular Simulation Course is an interactive course designed to provide the health care provider with basic knowledge and skills through trainings that offers a viable alternative to bridge the gap in experience and knowledge of our residents and fellows.Training within proficiency–based, virtual reality training programs can increase competency and reduce errors and complications during the real situation. The simulation laboratory in KFMC will provide a high–quality graphics and realistic tactics that can give trainees a unique skill set, required by these residents and fellows.

Target Group:

The program is designed for Neurology and Neurosurgery residents and fellows and Radiology Residents and Fellows.

Critical Outcome:

This curriculum integrates the following critical outcomes:KF2_2868.JPG
• Understand the Basic Normal Anatomy for the aortic arch, carotid and vertebral arteries.
• Identify significant indications for Carotid and Cerebral Angiography, and its limitations.
• Identify various angiography tools: catheters, wires, setup, contrast and medications.
• Interpret basic anatomy and pathology of the cerebral circulation
• Develop basic intervention techniques
• Discus the up-to-date policies on radiation safety

 

10.  Central-line Under Ultrasound Guidance Course

This course teaches physicians how to safely insert central venous catheters Under Ultrasound guidance. The learner will introduced to basic ultrasound functions and to central venous anatomy. Hands -on sessions on volunteers are conducted to learn the anatomy followed by insertion of central lines in the subclavian, internal jugular and femoral veins under ultrasound guidance utilizing special phantoms.

Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to:
• Demonstrate clinical skills of competent performance of central venous access under ultrasound guidance with supervision and advance to independent performance.
• Describe the indications, contraindications, specific technical aspects of the procedure, interpretation of results and complications.
• Demonstrate ability in medical decision-making based on interpretation of ultrasound finding.
• Work with others on interdisciplinary and/or multidisciplinary teams
• Demonstrate respect and compassion to assure patient's understanding of the procedure

Duration:
The course is one day course and is conducted six times every year.

Number of instructors/trainees/capacity of the program: The course maximum capacity is 20 candidates; they will be supervised by one course director and four instructors.

Program design:
Our simulation program combines evidence-based medicine with technologically advanced simulation education techniques and hands-on learning to provide advanced, hands-on, clinical education experiences for participants from a wide scope of practices, virtual simulators, blue phantoms and actual medical devices to provide optimal learning opportunities. The course uses audiovisual tools to enhance presentations and record the events.

Admission criteria:
• Practicing ICU physicians
• Practicing Anesthesia physicians
• Residents and fellows in ICU, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Anesthesia, Pediatrics and Surgery

 

11.  Post-Partum hemorrhage Simulation Course

Basic obstetric background knowledge and skills expected in trainees prior to receiving training in the target course. This will further consolidate the previously acquired knowledge of low and high-risk obstetrical management. Practice and improve the more challenging technical skills, which will be needed in his/her obstetrical practice. This will include breech deliveries, forceps, delivery of multiple gestation, complicated cesarean sections, etc.

Acquire the necessary experience to be comfortable managing difficult obstetrical cases by being responsible for the entire L&D unit and directly participating in all important management decisions as well as the necessary medical and surgical treatments.
Improve his/her ability to be a potential leader and educator by being responsible for teaching medical students and house staff and directly supervising.

Further improve other useful obstetrical skills and add these to his/her armamentarium. This could include basic ultrasound, external cephalic versions and maturity amniocentesis

Trainee level targeted by the course:

• Residents, medical students, midwives

• Labor room, antenatal, postpartum nurses.

 

12.  Breaking Bad News Simulation Courses

Breaking bad news is one of the most stressful duty for the healthcare providers, precisely residents, fellows, assistant consultant, and consultant. The difficulties appear in the reflection of the recipients (patient/family). Sometimes, it leads to violation against healthcare providers or cause distress for the patient/ family. The aim of this course is to educate the hospital staff the best way of breaking bad news, to improve their communication skills, and to predict the violence or distressing signs.The course is blended course, didactic section and role-play. Didactic section concentrates on three major aspects, the psychological impact of the bad news on the patient or family, the skills needed to break bad news, policy and procedure to deal with violence. On the other hand, role-play section is focused on the way of breaking bad news and how to deal with angry or distress patient/family.

The aim of this course is to equip the learner with knowledge and skills to break bad news to the patient/family and to be able to predict the violence or distressing signs and act accordingly.

Objectives:

At the end of the course, the participant will be able to: 
• break bad news effectively.
• Participants will be able to predict the prevalence of violation or distress behavior.
• Participants will be able to apply the policy and procedure of violent behavior.

Duration:

8:00am – 4:00pm

 

13.  Golden 5 Minutes in Adult CPR Courses

 

14.  Pronation Therapy Simulation Courses

This training program prepares ICU staff (Nurses and Respiratory therapist) to better manage and handling patient's requiring Pronation therapy by using a team-based approach, hands-on training, and mnemonics to reduce errors and save lives.

Participants will learn practical, team-based approaches to initiate, manage pronation and re-pronation including managing emergencies.

Course Duration:

5 Hours

 

15.  FLS - Sages Exam

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) developed the Fundamentals of Surgery (FLS) program to encourage a standard set of skills in basic laparoscopic surgery. The FLS Program has also been mandated by the American eligibility for the general surgical board-qualifying exam. The FLS assessment component is a two-part, proctored exam that covers cognitive knowledge and manual skills.

The written component is a timed multiple-choice exam administered via computer.  It is designed to test the understanding and application of the fundamentals of laparoscopy with emphasis on clinical judgment or intraoperative decision-making. The manual skills component evaluates skills based on efficiency (speed) and precision (accuracy) of the surgeon's maneuvers using the FLS Laparoscopic Trainer Box.  The test consists of five non-procedure specific simulation exercises incorporating most of the psychomotor skills necessary for basic laparoscopic surgery.

For more information: http://www.flsprogram.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/FLS-Information-Bulletin-June-2014.pdf 

 

16.  FDSim Courses

Faculty Development in Simulation (FDSim)

From expert faculty members whom have a great international experience in medical simulation to share the knowledge and experience with all healthcare clinicians and instructors.

Goal:

To provide healthcare educators with a comprehensive background of basic knowledge, skills and attitude to develop and conduct an effective simulation training program.

Participant will learn:
• Role of Simulation in Clinical Teaching and Learning
• Learning Theories Utilization in Simulation
• Briefing and Psychological Safety
• Instructional Methods in Simulation
• Curriculum Development and Scenario Design
• Procedural Skill Training methods
• Debriefing Skills

Target Audience:
• Clinical educators
• Program directors
• Clinicians and allied health professionals
• All healthcare education professionals