The Department of Anesthesiology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center has both the distinctions of being the first Beta test site and the first medical center in the metropolitan tri-state area to possess a human patient simulator. METI's Human Patient Simulator is a full-scale patient mannequin with palpable pulses, breath, and heart sounds that physiologically responds to intravenous and inhaled drugs through the interaction of sophisticated cardiovascular and pulmonary computer driven models.
Housed in a dedicated educational laboratory of operating rooms equipped with standard monitoring and anesthesia equipment, healthcare providers from a variety of disciplines and educational levels use this latest technology in human simulation to discover and learn basic and advanced principles of physiology, pharmacology, and anesthesiology. The simulator environment is also used to teach and practice the management of complex perioperative medical events and emergencies to both house staff and attending physicians.
Our faculty, with extensive experience in simulator-based teaching and competency assessment, is recognized as innovators and leaders in the field of health-care simulation and is involved in a variety of diverse simulator projects. We have been invited guests to participate in simulation related events throughout the country and have mentored physicians who have gone on to become simulator leaders in other renowned institutions. Our educators and program have been highlighted in articles in the New York Times, USA today, and Forbe's magazine, and shown on CNN, the Discovery Channel, and NOVA.