CRASH 2017

Many junior surgical residents are participating the Surgical CRASH (Competencies in Resuscitation and Stabilization of Hospital Patients) Course this October. This is an intense modular 1-month curriculum that emphasizes key cognitive and technical competencies in caring for unstable patients.   Students are expected to rapidly acquire knowledge as well as cognitive and technical skills in the first months of training. This largely simulation-based course helps to prepare these residents to eventually shoulder the immense responsibility of providing care to the hospital’s most complex and unstable patients.

This photo is of the Disaster Management Session run by Dr. Dave Evans, whereby the PGY1 residents play different roles (ER Doc, Trauma Doc, Nurse, RT, Ambulance, Social Worker) in emergency situations.  The objective is to emphasize communication and leadership in the ER.