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Medical Emergency Response and MUE-QI

Advanced life support, code participation, and simulation center education

Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification are required for PGY-2 emergency medicine residents. Education and training for BLS, ACLS and PALS are provided free of charge. The PGY-2 emergency medicine resident responds to cardiopulmonary arrests in the emergency department, and when not on a scheduled learning experience in the emergency department, may carry housewide code pagers.

Additional pharmacy department training on code cart basics and code-specific competencies are required for residents who carry housewide code pagers. Various pharmacy residents and pharmacists are assigned code pagers throughout the year.

Required learning experiences may be augmented through simulation training. Simulation training is conducted regularly within the emergency department, and at the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Centers. Simulation-based education provides a controlled or simulated environment created to imitate real-life patient care settings where learners can practice and master skills without putting patients at risk.

Medication use evaluation and quality improvement training

All residents are required to complete a medication use evaluation (MUE) and accompanying quality improvement (QI) project during the residency year. The goal of the MUE-QI project is to develop a systematic process designed to determine, improve, and maintain the appropriate and effective use of medications. You are afforded a mentor and are required to complete QI education and training through the Mayo Clinic Quality Academy.