Lahey Health is now part of Beth Israel Lahey Health.  Explore Lahey locations below or reach Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Beverly Hospital and Winchester Hospital.

Team Training

Poor communication, especially during critical events, are major contributors to health care errors. That is why teamwork is the key focus of the Center for Professional Development and Simulation at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.

Our center is unique in that we integrate all disciplines, including surgical, medical, nursing and allied health professionals, as a critical part of our training. In addition, we recognize the need to start teaching teamwork skills early in providers’ careers and have created and implemented an innovative training program where medical and nursing students train together to build those skills.

Our center uses the TeamSTEPPS® (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety) evidence-based system to teach teamwork and communication skills from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Skills Training for Medicine Residents and Advanced Practitioners

Our medical procedures and simulation sessions include:

  • ABGs and ABG Interpretation
  • Arterial Lines With Ultrasound
  • Basic Airway Management
  • Basic Suturing
  • Central Venous Catheterization
  • Femoral Central Access
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • NGTs and Dobhoffs
  • PGY-1 Vent Workshop
  • PGY-1 Vent Workshop With SimMan: Rapid A-Fib
  • SimMan: Air Embolism
  • SimMan: Alcohol Withdrawal
  • SimMan: Bradycardia with Pacing; Cardiogenic Shock
  • SimMan: Cardiac Tamponade with Pacemaker
  • SimMan: Change in Mental Status
  • SimMan: Chest Pain MI/Pneumothorax
  • SimMan: Gastrointestinal Bleed
  • SimMan: Hypotension due to Sepsis
  • SimMan: Lung Simulator/ARDS
  • SimMan: Lung Simulator/Asthma
  • SimMan: Opiate Oversedation
  • SimMan: Pulmonary Embolism
  • SimMan: Seizure
  • SimMan: Stroke
  • SimMan: Temporary Pacing
  • SimMan: WPW Syndrome
  • Thoracentesis

Skills Training for Surgery Residents and Advanced Practitioners

Our surgical procedures and simulation sessions include:

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Skills/Liver Block
  • Art and Science of Electrophysiology
  • Basic Airway Management
  • Basic Laparoscopic Skills
  • Basic Open Skills Assessment PGY-1
  • Basic Surgical Skills for Third-Year Medical Students
  • Bowel Anastomosis
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Cardiac Surgery (Pig Heart and Cadaver)
  • Conduct Science of Tissue Management with Head and Neck Anatomy
  • CVC Line
  • Digital Block (Hand and Nail course)
  • GI Anastomosis
  • Hepatico-Jejunostomy
  • Instrument Identification
  • Knot Tying and Suturing PGY-1
  • Lap Nissen
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy With Staples and Endoloops
  • Laparoscopic Bowel Anastomosis
  • Laparoscopic Small Bowel Measurement
  • NGTs and Post-Pyloric Feeding Tubes
  • Pelvic Hemorrhage
  • Surgical Biopsy Techniques
  • Tissue Handling, Dissection and Wound Closure
  • Vascular Anastomosis

Skills Training for Nursing Providers and Allied Health Professionals

Our nursing and allied health professional training sessions include:

  • Cardiac Simulation
  • GI Simulation
  • GU Simulation
  • Neuro Simulation
  • NICHE Simulation
  • Respiratory/NPSGs
  • Sepsis Simulation
  • Trauma Simulation