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NG tube and catheter manikin simulation : an expansion of practical curriculum


This medical education project sought to expand practical training at UCSD, School of Medicine. Specifically this was envisioned through creation of novel nasogastric intubation and urinary catheterization curriculum. Prior to the conception of this project, UCSD employed a wide range of simulated procedures for instructional use during the pre-clinical and clinical years: endotracheal intubation, central lines, arterial lines, etc. Anecdotally, these sessions were helpful for familiarization with the equipment and procedures that I would commonly encounter on the wards during my third and fourth years. Using these ideas as a framework, I planned to develop sessions to cover additional topics that I encountered in my clinical rotations but not in the classroom. Foley catheterization and nasogastric intubation were specifically chosen as they are both extremely common procedures.

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