We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Daniel Lugassy as the Medical Director of NYSIM. Dr. Lugassy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at NYU. A graduate of Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Lugassy did his Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Maryland. This was followed by a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at NYU. He joined the NYU faculty in 2010 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine. In 2011 Danny was chosen the Academic Attending of the Year for the Department of Emergency Medicine. For the past year Danny has served as an Assistant Medical Director at NYSIM, overseeing the undergraduate medical simulation programs. As Medical Director he will broaden his responsibilities, be involved with program development for NYU and CUNY, simulation related faculty development and educational research.
We are honored to have Dr. Lugassy take on this important position. As a gifted teacher and dedicated physician, and now in a leadership role at NYSIM Dr. Lugassy will assure that our Center will continue to grow and maintain its preeminence as a leader in simulation education.
This CPR Trainer provides learners anatomical landmarks, including sternum and ribcage, substernal notch. This CPR Trainer is composed of foam filling, which offers resistance for the practice of chest compressions. The head and disposable lungs are sold separately (NYSIM has the disposable lungs).
The Advanced Venipuncture Arm features a closed blood flow system rather than the Bag and Stand supply that comes with the Standard model. It allows easy adjustment of the pressure. The Advanced arm also has a greater number of vein types.
Skills Gained: Venipuncture, IV Cannulation, IV Infusion
Anatomy: Soft, flexible skin.
Underlying palpable veins: cephalic, basilica, dorsal, metacarpal and median cubital
On June 13—16, NYSIM hosted the Center for Medical Simula-tion’s “Simulation as a Teaching Tool” instructor training course. This course is considered the premier faculty development pro-gram in simulation education. Mary Fey was the course director alongside Demian Szyld from CMS. Grace Ng and Danny Lugassy were course faculty. Course participants included local faculty from NYULMC and CUNY as well as national and international guests who traveled from as far as Paris, France and Bratislava in Slovakia.
Cynthia Reyes received her B.A. in Psychology at CUNY Hunter College. Cynthia had professional train-ing as an Licensed Practical Nurse and participated in specialized coursework in the field of nursing dur-ing her high school years. Having such experience has led her into the simulation world where she had the opportunity to collaborate with nursing educators and prospective nursing students. She believes that building a strong foundation and educating early in a student's careers is key to creating an excep-tional well rounded professional.
Sidney received his A.A.S in Criminal Justice at Onondaga Community College located in Syracuse, NY. Before joining the NYSIM team, he previously worked for the Board Of Education in Long island City, serving as a liaison between Bus Vendors & charter Schools to ensure the best quality service for special needs children. When Sidney’s not working he enjoys going to concerts and playing tennis for recreation. His future endeavors include going back to school to purse a degree in Sports medicine and starting his own tennis clinic for under privileged youth.
Rebecca Pertab, B.A. has a diverse background with experience in clinical office procedures, office administration, and research. She began her career at NYULMC Department of OBGYN supporting the faculty group practice (FGP) as well as the director of the Division of Diagnostic Ultrasound. She has also supported several clinical trials in the Department of OBGYN, Family Planning Division. Rebecca is currently a first year MPH student at NYU with a con-centration in Community and International Health. She joined the Simulation Center in March 2017 as a Simulation Operations Specialist.
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