Critical Care APP Fellows participate in one small group 4-hour skills lab session per month. Skills labs are comprised of pre-work activities, lecture, and hands-on training in a controlled setting. Fellows are evaluated on select procedures throughout the course of the program to gauge individual procedural development. CME's are offered for these activities.
Skills sessions include:
- Central line placement
- Arterial line placement
- Chest tube and pigtail catheter placement
- Lumbar puncture
- Fiberoptic bronchoscopy
- FAST Exam
APP Fellows complete several adjunct activities intended to promote professional growth and enhance leadership skills. Fellows are required to submit an abstract for publication, complete an Evidence-Based Practice or Quality Improvement initiative and present to a committee, attend Quality and/or Safety meetings, attendance of a Leadership Seminar, and deliver approximately eight "teach back" presentations intended to enhance instruction and presentation skills.