The Anesthesiology Simulation Program utilizes many resources from Maryland Advanced Simulation Training and Research Innovation Center (MASTRI), Shock Trauma Center (STC), UM Nursing, UM OB/Gyn and other centers and resources as needed. MASTRI is located on a 3600 square foot B wing of the south hospital at the University of Maryland Medical Center. It consists of four converted operating rooms which now serve as clinical staging areas (OR, ICU, PACU, ER). The broad range of human patient simulation modalities provides not only flexibility in scenario development, but also allows for concurrent training sessions to include more participants during a single time period.
There are two conference areas and facilities for both dry and wet simulation preparation. MASTRI has an isolated IT infrastructure allowing for research and development work to occur without the potential for contamination of house clinical systems. IT systems include 12 standard internet, and full ISDN capabilities with embedded AV throughout. This allows for live viewing, recording and playback ability in all spaces and is essential to our teaching activities as well as the educational quality assurance of all education in the center.
COMPACT is a simulation program to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes through the use of skills stations, team building activity and low-tech, high-fidelity simulations in the Department of OB/GYN.
The CSTARS program (an ongoing $3.5 million, US Air Force pre-deployment simulation project) gives the Anesthesia Simulation program access to additional curriculum resource development tools. A future MASTRI National Trauma Training Center within STC will facilitate team training on a mass casualty scale and accommodate disaster training exercises where teams can replicate conditions in the hospital and on the battlefield to enhance the skills of both civilian and military health care.
US Air Force surgeons, nurses, and technicians frequently come to University of Maryland Shock Trauma for training through the Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-Stars) program.