Education is core to the Department of Emergency Medicine’s mission. Providing practical educational experience to medical students, resident and practicing physicians, and EMS students and practitioners in emergency procedures with a focus on experiences that require team performance, skills acquisition and the principles of excellent decision-making in the emergency department.


The Department of Emergency Medicine offers procedure labs to health professionals and students. Procedure labs are a foundational element of medical education, and participants gain skills for critical emergencies by working in teams under the supervision of experienced practitioners.

Procedures taught include:

  • emergency orotracheal intubation
  • cricothyrotomy
  • tracheotomy
  • internal cardiac massage
  • peritoneal lavage
  • skull trephination