Minutes 10.14.04

Minutes 10.14.04


Surgery Conference Room, 4:00 p.m. 

Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Eve Bargmann,  Robert Bloodgood,  Anita Clayton,  Gene Corbett, Donald Innes (Chair),  Howard Kutchai, Marcus Martin, Chris Peterson, Jerry Short, Linda Watson,  Bill Wilson, Brian Wispelwey, Nnaemeka Anyadike, Michael Richardson, Debra Reed (secretary) 

  1. Life Saving Techniques Workshop.  Marcus Martin updated the Committee on the plans for the 04-05 workshops.  The one-day workshops for 04-05 will be similar to the successful pilot session held June 2004.   He discussed in detail the agenda for the coming sessions.   

    Each student will rotate through six stations 
    1) Chest tube and DPL;
    2) Airway intubations;
    3) Surgical cricothyrotomy;
    4) IV/IO access;
    5) Advanced Airway; and
    6) Human patient simulation   

    Students participate in each procedure at least once and are able to practice most skills numerous times.

    Dr. Martin will work with Jerry Short and John Jackson to develop evaluation tools for the course. Huge amounts of time and effort are expended in the setup and take-down in the Jordan Hall Conference Center .  The need for a permanent simulation laboratory site is evident. A course coordinator and technical support staff will also be needed if the program is to expand.  As funds become available the program may be expanded to include a pediatric simulation model.

  2. Medical Education Building .  Bob Bloodgood updated the Committee on the progress of the Planning Committee for the proposed education building.  The planning committee meets every other week and has held a one-day retreat to discuss the new building.     The Committee is trying to determine the best use of the space in the new building taking into consideration projected space needs 5-10 years from now.   Reid Adams suggested that due to the current focus on skills training, a surgeon should be added to the planning committee. He also suggested a “human factors expert” on ergonomics from the Engineering School would be useful.

The next meeting of the Curriculum Committee will be Thursday, October 21, 2004 .

Donald Innes/dmr