Cognitive & Team Training

Cognitive & Team TrainingCESI is proud to offer cognitive and team training to a wide range of medical providers from virtually every medical specialty.

Our center is committed to provide simulation-based education to those individuals that help care for patients within Hartford Hospital, Hartford Healthcare and beyond their walls.

This form of training focuses on the “thought process of medicine” where data gathering, interpretation and appropriate responses are practiced. Learners are challenged to apply their knowledge in an authentic environment without any risk to patients.

Cognitive and team training occur primarily in our 5 dedicated human-patient simulation rooms located within CESI. Each room can host multiple high-fidelity human patient simulators and is linked to a series of debriefing classrooms. Learners are engaged directly in realistic patient care scenarios, while observers can watch the simulation unfold in real-time and learn from the experience.

Cognitive simulation can be used to train from basic medical scenarios to high-risk and low frequency events.

Sample Programs

Nursing Competency Assessment
All nurses at Hartford Hospital now undergo mandatory simulation-based competency assessments on an annual basis. This assessment places a group of nurses in an emergency situation where they must demonstrate proficiency with BLS skills. Following the simulation, our nurses receive comprehensive constructive feedback about their performance.

US Navy
The Navy has been training at the CESI since 2007. Both the Independent Duty Corpsmen (IDC) and Undersea Medical Officers (UMO) participate in crew crisis management training. This includes airway and trauma management in our skills lab in addition to simulated patient management and mass casualty drills.

Labor & Delivery Team
CESI provides OB GYN team training for the doctors, residents, and nursing in the management of shoulder dystocia. In shoulder dystocia, the baby’s shoulders become lodged behind the mother's pubic bone, preventing the baby from passing through the birth canal. Practicing communication and teamwork during such an emergency is essential.

Our Customers

  • Anesthesia
  • Critical Care
  • CRNA's
  • Emergency Medicine
  • EMS
  • Fire Safety
  • Internal Medicine
  • Law Enforcement
  • Medical Students
  • Military
  • Neonatal
  • Nursing
  • PA/APRN's
  • Pediatrics
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Surgery
  • Toxicology
  • Trauma
  • Ultrasound
  • Urology
  • Visiting Nursing Associations
  • and more...