ACLS & PALS Instructor Information

The following information should be observed in preparation for your scheduled  course.  Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the UC Simulation Center as it relates to:


Course Expectations


All instructors receiving payment from the UC Simulation Center are expected to provide course content as set forth by the American Heart Association (AHA).  Strict adherence to the course curriculum and AHA guidelines are required.  Successful completion of this course requires the following forms are to be collected, completed, and submitted to the UC Simulation Project Coordinator:

  • Attendance roster
  • AHA online learner self-assessments (pre-course)
  • Relevant paperwork from skill stations (per learner)
  • Written exam (per learner)
  • Course evaluation

Instructor Responsibilities


Each instructor is responsible for providing comprehensive, curriculum-based information within an active learning environment. It is incumbent upon each instructor to thoroughly familiarize themselves with the course content they are assigned to teach.  Each Instructor will be assigned a skills station, so please ensure that you plan accordingly. All instructors receiving payment from the UC Simulation Center must arrive on time and be prepared to instruct on their designated date.  If you are unable to attend, please contact us at least 24 hours prior to the class start time.   


Payment

* Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing.


Non UofC Employees/Contractors

Please complete the following forms and return them to the Project Coordinator for payment processing. Once received, an invoice will be generated and submitted to the HRS Payroll Department for processing.


University of Chicago Employees

Bi-Weekly Monthly BSD Monthly Hospital
A funds transfer will be initiated by the UC Simulation Center to your Care Center. Once received, a Time Entry Correction Form will be submitted to the Hospital Payroll Department for processing. A pre-approval request  will be initiated by the UC Simulation Center to BSD Human Resources. Once approved, the request will be transferred to the HRS payroll department for processing. A Monthly Extra Service Payment Form will be submitted to the Hospital Payroll Department for processing.

Parking


Parking options are limited to either street or garage.  Please contact Brian Taylor, UC Simulation Project Coordinator, for more details. 


Housekeeping


I.     Room Locations


P119 
Located in the Billings Hospital, next to Billings Auditorium.  If entering from 58th and Maryland, proceed past Goldblatt Lobby to the right, turning left towards Therapy Services.  Make a right turn at the main corridor and P119 is ahead on your right.  If entering from 58th and Ellis, proceed past the entry door and make a left turn.  Make a right turn and proceed up the steps.  Make a left turn, passing elevators on your left.  Make a right turn at the main corridor and P119 is past Billings Auditorium on your left. S029 is located in the basement of Billings Hospital.

G217
Coming from the 58th and Maryland Avenue garage, enter Mitchell Hospital and proceed to the 2nd floor. At the security check point, if you do not have a UCM ID, advise the officer that you are scheduled to attend a course located in room G217. Proceed past the security check point and pass Au Bon Pain. Follow the red line on the floor, which will eventually turn green. Shortly thereafter, make a right into the S corridor and proceed until you arrive at a large, hanging sign that reads 'Surgery Administration'. Make a left (G corridor) and continue down the wood laminate hallway, which will lead you to the Surgery Auditorium (G217).

S029
The UC Simulation Center is located in close proximity to campus eateries and ATM locations.  The basement of Billings Hospital, S-Corridor, houses the UC Simulation rooms for courses and events. Proceeding South in S-Corridor, Billings Cafeteria is located on the right-hand side and restrooms are on the left.  Vending machines can be found on the right-hand side of S-Corridor, just past Billings Cafeteria.

Mitchell 6 SE
Coming from the 58th and Maryland Avenue garage, enter Mitchell Hospital and proceed to the 2nd floor. At the security check point, if you do not have a UCM ID, advise the officer that you are scheduled to attend a course located in room S029. Proceed past the security check point and pass Au Bon Pain. Follow the red line on the floor, which will lead to the 'T' elevators. Take the elevator up to the 6th floor and proceed to your right. Make an immediate left and Mitchell 6 SE will be on your right-hand side.


III.     Food & Drink Policy


Open/unattended food and drink are strictly prohibited in the areas designated for UC Simulation events.  Open beverages and/or food must be consumed or discarded before entry into the following UC Simulation areas:

·S029             ·P036

·G03               ·S038

Exceptions to this rule include bottled drinks and beverages with lids.  Allowable food and drink shall be limited to the Euro Lounge area in S029 with proper clearance, only in the event that equipment is not present.  If you are unsure as to whether or not your beverage/food is permissible, please seek clarification from a UC Simulation staff member.


IV.     Emergency Protocol & General Housekeeping


In the event of an emergency, please take the following precautions to sufficiently address the issue:

·      Medical emergency

o   If during regular UofC business hours and the employee is ambulatory, please advise the employee to contact the Department of Occupational Medicine located in L156, or (773) 702-6757.

o   If the employee is not ambulatory, please dial 911 on a house phone.

      Non-medical emergency -

o   If you require immediate assistance from a member of the UC Simulation Center during regular UofC business hours (8am-5pm Monday-Friday, except major U of C holidays), please contact the staff member with whom you reserved the space.

o   If you require immediate assistance from a member of the UC Simulation Center staff outside regular UofC business hours (after 5pm Monday-Friday, except major UofC holidays), please contact:

Brian Taylor
·      (773) 845-2221 (pgr)
·      btaylor3@uchicago.edu


V.     Relevant Course Materials


Please ensure all supplemental course-related materials are collected before the dismissal of each course:

  • ACLS and/or PALS instructional DVD’s
  • ACLS and/or PALS provider manual(s), if borrowed
  • ACLS and/or PALS supplemental learning materials
  • Clipboard(s)

*If remediation is necessary, course end times are tentative.


I look forward to seeing you soon.
Thanks much,

Brian Taylor
Project Coordinator
The University of Chicago Medicine Simulation Center
5841 S. Maryland Ave. | Suite P119, MC1000 | Chicago, IL 60637
Office: (773) 702-0361
Fax:    (773) 795-5013  
Pager: (773) 845-2221
Email: btaylor3@uchicago.edu
Website: http://simulation.uchicago.edu