Simulation-Assisted Emergency Medicine Procedures (SEMP)

The SEMP course allows physicians providing emergency care to acquire, review and practice their skill in essential life-saving emergency procedures including:

    • Needle cricothyrotomy and transtracheal jet ventilation
    • Open cricothyrotomy
    • Needle thoracostomy
    • Guide-wire chest tube placement
    • Intraosseous vascular access in adults
    • Intraosseous vascular access in children
    • Pericardiocentesis
    • Central line vascular access, landmark technique
    • Ultrasound-guided central line vascular access
  • Crisis resource management and strategies to reduce cognitive errors.

Course Format: Hands-on simulation course using highly-realistic task-trainers and human patient simulators combined with pre-course online modules. 24 participants maximum.

Target audience: physicians practicing emergency care; also open to interprofessional teams of physicians, nurses, paramedics, and respiratory therapists

For information on registration, visit the UBC CPD SEMP page.