John M. Geesbreght Education Center
Amon G. Carter Foundation
Simulation Medical Training Center
The Simulation Medical Training Center provides multidisciplinary medical simulation training in areas of pre-hospital, emergency department/trauma, critical care and operating room. The center offers professional skills development and enhancement, including technical and functional expertise training, problem-solving and decision-making skills. It also covers interpersonal and communications skills and team-based competencies.
The training center, used primarily for pre-hospital and acute care providers in the City of Fort Worth, is open from of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Community benefits include:
- Helping to prevent medical errors and improve patient safety by evaluating and improving related processes currently in place.
- Improving the management of complex, high-risk and uncommon patient situations, as well as day-to-day procedures.
- Building confidence in new graduate nurses by providing simulation training during internship year, improving employee satisfaction and retention.
- Allowing the acquisition of core competencies for procedures, including decision-making and psychomotor skills as well as the communication and cognitive content required for competent performance of these procedures.
- Testing critical response skills that would address the deteriorating patient, focusing on recognition, escalation and stabilization.
- Training opportunities for the community at all levels within the acute care disciplines and use progressive teaching methods to replicate real-life patient care situations, from routine procedures to acute management crises.
- Raising the bar for professional medical continuing education with its state-of-the-art facility offering the latest advances in medical simulation technology to the Fort Worth medical communities.
- Promoting collaboration with community healthcare organizations in Fort Worth, while differentiating Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital from other institutions.
Scope of students includes:
- Fort Worth Fire Department– recurrent and multidisciplinary, interdepartmental training.
- MedStar – EMT and Paramedics utilize the center for replication of low frequency, high acuity scenarios such as STEMI, field therapy training and employ simulation as a means to assess skills such as RSI and IO placement.
- Anesthesiologists/Nurse Anesthetists – Board of Anesthesia required MOCA classes will be offered.
- Emergency medicine residents
- Emergency and critical care physicians – Critical care simulations and multidisciplinary team building exercises. May also be used for ATLS, TNCC, ACLS and PALS.
- Medical students – Incorporate simulation into ED orientation.
- Trauma services
- Emergency nurses – critical care simulations and multidisciplinary team building exercises. May also be used for ATLS, TNCC, ENPC, ACLS and PALS.
- Critical Care and Med/Surg nurses – critical care simulations and multidisciplinary team building exercises. May also be used for ATLS, TNCC, ENPC, ACLS, and PALS.
- ER/Critical Care/Med-Surg/Perioperative/Telemetry nurse residents – critical care simulations and multidisciplinary team building exercises. Crash cart, use of AED, intubation, ART lines, CVP lines, chest tube insertion and care, trach care, alaris pump utilization.
- Respiratory Therapy - critical care simulations and multidisciplinary team building exercises.
- Blood transfusion training and nursing skills assessment exercises.
- Mock code blue classes - multidisciplinary
- Life Gift – Donor critical management scenarios
- Women’s Services – Labor and delivery, Neonatal ICU, postpartum areas