Interventional Pain Simulation Center

Mission

To create an innovative educational curriculum for trainees in interventional pain management, with the goal of developing and advancing their technical skills, knowledge and comfort with fluoroscopic guided interventional pain procedures.  Our Simulation Center provides a hands-on, cadaver-based simulation approach to learning throughout the course of the fellowship. Each simulation session comprises a formal debriefing as well as a technical didactic lecture to enhance the hands-on portion of this training method.

Goals

  • To enhance technical skill development of both basic and advanced interventional pain procedures
  • To provide a realistic and safe environment for trainees to learn and practice advanced procedural skills
  • To provide a platform for teaching radiation safety and to explore mechanisms to best reduce radiation exposure to both patients and staff
  • To improve patient safety and procedural efficiency with the aim of maximizing the value of patient care delivery.
  • To continue to develop, create and adjust an advanced educational modality designed to maintain our fellow education at the forefront of pain management.

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