Emergency Medicine Skills Lab

Develop the skills you need to work to the top of your license


US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) offers an Emergency Medicine Skills Lab course to instruct incoming physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs) on the indications, contraindications, complications and equipment needed for critical care procedures. Led by Director of Clinical Education, Dr. Joan Kolodzik, the EM skills lab allows clinicians to practice medical procedures in a professional, clinical setting using cadavers, which simulates the patient experience without the time-sensitive decision-making pressure.

By completing the USACS skills lab, all emergency medicine providers are prepared to practice to the top of their license, no matter what their entry level skills or training might be. The skills covered in this course help to advance APPs and emergency physicians within critical care medicine, helping to assert our clinicians as the best in the marketplace.

What skills are covered?

  • Lumbar puncture
  • Wound care
  • Local and regional anesthesia techniques
  • Endotracheal intubation
  • Surgical airway management
  • Needle thoracostomy
  • Chest tube thoracostomy
  • Central venous access
  • Intraosseous cannulation
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Ultrasound

Upcoming Emergency Medicine Skills Labs

  • Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio
  • Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio

Contact USACS to register for an upcoming Emergency Medicine Skills Lab.