SIM, Skills, & Training
Our hospital boasts one of the most extensive medical simulation facilities in the United States. Our residents use the USUHS Simulation Center to practice procedures, interview and examine mock patients and perform simulated telephone triage. An additional facility dedicated to simulation of newborn delivery and premature infant care located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is using for Breaking Bad News simulations and practice on procedural trainers.
Twice per block, our ward and PICU team with run a mock multi-disciplinary code in the PICU.
All interns become qualified in PALS, NRP, STABLE as well as ACLS and ATLS. Residents are required to become NRP, STABLE, and PALS instructors by the time of graduation. Residents also take the Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Skills Course.