CELA News & Information


Kim Moore, RN
February 4, 2015
Posted in From Our Clients

"When the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit nurses wanted to onboard new nurses to their unit, they turned to CELA. The process of “landing a heart” directly from surgery is complex and must be tightly orchestrated. Through the use of simulation, this very specific skill can be rehearsed in a safe, controlled environment. This scenario and others provide a hands-on component to the new nurses’ typical didactic training. Both clinical skills and teamwork are focused on to provide improved patient safety." Kim Moore, RN

Peabody Diversity

Elizabeth Self, Ph.D. candidate, Peabody Program in Learning, Teaching, and Diversity
February 4, 2015

The Peabody Diversity Course project was developed to provide graduate students in EDUC 3050: Adv. Social & Philosophical Aspects of Education (a required masters-level course for licensing secondary education teachers) an opportunity to practice their communication skills.

Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS®)

Course Director Oscar Guillamondegui
February 4, 2015

This course was created to provide a concise approach to the care of a trauma patient as well demonstration of various surgical and airway skills. ATLS covers various surgical and airway skills. Learning outcomes include competency in performing surgical/airway skills and treating traumatic injuries occurring in all regions of the body. The ATLS® program teaches a systematic, concise approach to the care of a trauma patient as well demonstration of various surgical and airway skills.

Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET)

Course Director Tim Nunez
February 4, 2015

The ASSET course teaches surgical exposure of anatomic structures that, when injured, may pose a threat to life or limb. Students use a course manual that provides an overview of surgical exposures in key areas: neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis, and upper and lower extremities. The one-day course covers each section, beginning with a case-based overview that is followed by a hands-on exposure guided by the faculty. The student-to-faculty ratio is low, allowing extensive faculty guidance and interaction with students.

Our Kids Center

Hollye Gallion, M.S.N., Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Denise Alexander, M.S.S.W.
February 4, 2015

Our Kids Center, a Nashville-based organization providing expert medical evaluations and crisis counseling in response to concerns of child sexual abuse, has created a series of skills labs, including simulation at CELA, to enhance clinical and communications skills for healthcare providers training as pediatric Sexual Assault Examiners (SAEs).  

Ophthalmology Supervisors

Janice C. Law, MD, Associate Director for Resident Education, Assistant Professor in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
January 21, 2015

The simulation event was created to give opportunities for direct observation and deliberate feedback to senior residents who were about to enter supervising roles as senior residents on call.   In the past we have promoted the residents into these roles because it was "that time of year", but without knowing if they truly had the ability to manage emergencies, the medical knowledge to supervise junior residents, or the communication skills needed teach them.