Education and Training

Standardized Procedural Training

In August 2011, CPS reached a significant milestone by training it’s 1000th physician through the Standardized Procedural Training Program. Joshua D. Lenchus, DO, associate director of CPS, developed and implemented this innovative yet common sense approach incorporating simulation, the use of ultrasound, adherence to a validated checklist, and direct supervision to educate residents. After completing the training at CPS, participants join a procedure team, which, since the program started, has been consulted to perform over 4,000 procedures. This unique approach is transforming medical education and bringing patient safety into the forefront of healthcare.

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Courses

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Abdominal Paracentesis

Designed for internal medicine residents, as well as medical students on the internal medicine core clerkship, this course focuses on the proper performance of abdominal paracentesis, including patient positioning and aseptic technique. The course includes a multimedia didactic module emphasizing site anatomy, Paracentesis indications and alternatives, as well as recognition of complications and corrective maneuvers. A hands-on practical component is then undertaken using partial task trainers to develop psychomotor skills for the procedure.
Instructors: Aldo Pavon, MD; Win Aung, MD; Muzammil Mushtaq, MD; Jill S. Sanko, ARNP

Central Venous Line Cannulation

Presented to residents across the spectrum of training programs who routinely perform this procedure, such as anesthesiology, internal medicine, and surgery, the course focuses on proper central line placement, including the use of ultrasound guidance for locating and verifying venous access sites. The course includes a multimedia didactic module emphasizing site anatomy, central line indications and alternatives, as well as recognition of complications and corrective maneuvers. A hands-on practical component is then undertaken using partial task trainers to develop psychomotor skills for the placement of internal jugular, subclavian, and femoral lines. There is a strong focus on ultrasound use, proper application of the tissue dilator, and sterile technique.
Instructors: Kristy O’Phelan, MD; Aldo Pavon, MD; Win Aung, MD; Muzammil Mushtaq, MD

Knee Arthrocentesis

This course teaches the basic skills of joint aspiration. Didactic training reviews the indications for and the contraindications to joint aspiration. Using synthetic knee models, the learner will master the psychomotor skills necessary to aspirate fluid using either the medial or lateral approach to the knee joint. The trainee is evaluated on both the cognitive and psychomotor components of the course.
Instructors: Art Diskin, MD; Aldo Pavon, MD; Win Aung, MD; Muzammil Mushtaq, MD

Lumbar Puncture

Designed for internal medicine, and neurology residents, as well as medical students on the neurology core clerkship, the course focuses on the proper performance of lumbar puncture, including patient positioning and aseptic technique. The course includes a multimedia didactic module emphasizing site anatomy, LP indications and alternatives, as well as recognition of complications and corrective maneuvers. A hands-on practical component is then undertaken using partial task trainers to develop psychomotor skills for the procedure.
Instructors: Salim Dib, MD ; Richard Isaacson, MD; Aldo Pavon, MD; Win Aung, MD; Muzammil Mushtaq, MD

Thoracentesis

Designed for internal medicine residents, the course focuses on the proper performance of thoracentesis, including the use of ultrasound guidance. The course includes a multimedia didactic module emphasizing site anatomy, thoracentesis indications and alternatives, as well as recognition of complications and corrective maneuvers. A hands-on practical component is then undertaken using partial task trainers to develop psychomotor skills for the procedure.
Instructors: Efrosyni Sfakianaki, MD; Aldo Pavon, MD; Win Aung, MD; Muzammil Mushtaq, MD