Resident physicians at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center are using simulation training to learn how to put neck and chest catheters into a patient. The simulation walks-through how to prepare the patient, use the tools and insert the catheter. Jessica Short is a clinical research coordinator with OSF. She says the training allows resident physicians to learn at their own pace:
The simulation uses a specially-constructed manikin with simulated blood vessels. Catheter infections can lead to longer hospital stays and increase healthcare costs. The training is part of the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center that opens this spring. The Center is a joint project between OSF and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.