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TUHS Residency Program: Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine residency training



A goal of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program is to develop leaders and outstanding clinicians in the specialty of emergency medicine. Residents are taught to recognize, evaluate and manage the full spectrum of undifferentiated patients. The program conducts several sessions using the services of the William Maul Measey Institute for Clinical Simulation and Patient Safety and residents participate in the following clinical simulation scenarios:

  • Resuscitation
  • Airway management
  • Arrhythmias
  • Patient management

Trauma Team Training:


Emergency Medicine residents, together with residents from other medical and surgical disciplines and nursing staff, perform as a team in scenarios designed to simulate crisis situations that may occur in the Emergency Department Trauma Bay. Procedural skills include:

  • Intravenous catheter
  • Arterial blood gas
  • Nasogastric insertion
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Cervical spine immobilization

Clinical Anatomy Lab:


Emergency Medicine residents demonstrate the ability to perform emergency surgical techniques in an animate laboratory setting. These techniques include:

  • Crichothyroidotomy
  • Tube thoracostomy
  • Thoracotomy

Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS®) Program:


Developed for doctors by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and its Committee on Trauma (COT), the ATLS® Program focuses on early care for trauma patients who present a wide range of complex problems.


Skills and competencies covered in this program include:

  • Rapid and accurate assessment of the patient's condition
  • Stabilization and resuscitation of the patient by priority
  • Determination of the patient's needs and if they exceed a facility's capacity
  • Appropriate arrangement of the patient's interhospital transfer
  • During any point during the evaulation, resuscitation or transfer, assure that optimum care is provided

For more information about this program, please visit the ATLS web site.