Critical Care faculty provide real-time, hands-on, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training for pediatric residents, colleagues and staff. To improve performance and outcomes, a Pediatric Simulation Program is offered in the Stony Brook University School of Medicine's Clinical Skills Center. The program creates mock pediatric emergencies requiring resuscitations of computerized patient mannequins. Student and resident doctor reactions can be recorded, measured and evaluated using advanced equipment.
In 2014, Division Chief Margaret Parker, MD, was named a Master of Critical Care Medicine (MCCM) by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the largest multi-professional organization dedicated to ensuring excellence in critical care. The organization, which has nearly 16,000 members in more than 100 countries, also promotes research, education and patient advocacy. According to the SCCM, fellows selected for the prestigious MCCM designation have high personal character, eminence in clinical practice, and provide exemplary contributions to the Society and College and the field of critical care in its broadest sense.