Clinical Simulation


Emily Binstadt, MD, MPH, Senior Staff, Director of Medical Simulation-Based Education and Research

Jessie Nelson, MD , Senior Staff Physician

Casey Woster, MD, Senior Staff Physician

HealthPartners Simulation Center for Patient Safety

Available Equipment:

High-Fidelity Full-Body Mannequins 


  • HPS from METIT
  • MegaCode Kelly from LaerdalT
  • Tough Kelly from LaerdalT


  • Pedia-Sim from METIT

Computer Based Task Trainer 

  • CathSim AccuTouch® from Immersion MedicalT
    IV access trainer
  • Endoscopy AccuTouch® from Immersion MedicalT 
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
    • Colonoscopy

Standard Task Trainers

  • AirSim from METIT
  • Joint Models for injection and arthrocentesis


Introduction to Crisis Resource Management (CRM) 
CRM, adapted from crew resource management training in aviation, deals with the non-technical skills in critical medical situations: teamwork, communication, situation awareness, leadership, anticipation, etc. Emergency department nurses and technicians also participate in this portion of the day.

Toxicology (Tox) 
Toxicology scenarios using the adult and pediatric mannequins for the residents and students on the toxicology rotation.

Pediatric Critical Care (PCC) 
Critical care scenarios using the Pedia-Sim high-fidelity mannequin. Focus on differences between adult and pediatric anatomy and physiology, pediatric critical care diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.

Rapid Sequence Induction/Airway Workshop (RSI) 
Aimed at the G-1 resident on the anesthesia rotation, this workshop focuses on the difficult airway and the use of airway adjuncts such as the iLMA and Combitube.

Procedural Sedation (PS) 
The HPS and Pedia-Sim mannequins will be used in scenarios dealing with procedural sedation. Learners include the anesthesia G-1 and the G-1 and G-2 on pediatric emergency department rotations.

Medical Student Workshop (MSW) 
Medical and Trauma Resuscitation workshop for 3rd and 4th year medical students on their EM rotations. Facilitated by EM G-2 and G-3 and utilizing Adult HPS.