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Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Simulation Case Library

The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Simulation Collection is compiled by the SAEM Simulation Interest Group, working with the SAEM Simulation Task Force. Cases can be posted for sharing and feedback only, or for peer-review and publication.

Peer-review is conducted by SAEM Simulation Faculty in collaboration with MedEdPORTAL an on-line publishing venue for teaching resources sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

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 Case TitleTopicAuthorInstitutionPeer Review
View CaseGrandpa is too sleepyCalcium Channel Blocker overdosageJohn Vozenlek  Not Requested
View CaseStatus Asthmaticus with Tension PneumothoraxAsthma intubation complicated by subsequent tension pneumothroaxRaymond Ten EyckWright State University Requested
View CaseGet thee behind meDemonic PossessionJohn VozenilekNorthwestern University Not Requested
View CaseMy Chest hurtsAcute Chest SyndromeJohn Vozenilek, MDNorthwestern University Not Requested
View CaseChest ColdMassive HemoptysisChristian Young, MDNorthwestern University Requested
View CaseFound by neighborGI Bleed/PEAWilliam Bond, MD FACEPLehigh Valley Hospital Not Requested
View CaseBack PainAAAJohn Vozenilek, MDNorthwestern University Not Requested
View CaseAltered Mental Status in an Adolescent PatientIntentional Clonidine OverdoseLeo Kobayashi, MDBrown University Peer Reviewed
View CasefallEpidural hematoma with comaRichard W. Stair, MD, FACEPUniversity of Florida Requested
View CaseBack painAPAP overdoseRichard W. Stair, MD, FACEPUniversity of Florida Requested
View CaseUnconsciousMethadone overdoseRichard W. Stair, MD, FACEPUniversity of Florida Not Requested
View CaseCan’t breatheCOPD with respiratory failureRichard W. Stair, MD, FACEPUniversity of Florida Not Requested
View Case“I’m going to kill you all.”Homicide overdoseRichard W. Stair, MD, FACEPUniversity of Florida Not Requested
View CaseHeadache, dizzyCarbon Monoxide PoisoningRichard W. Stair, MD, FACEPUniversity of Florida Not Requested
View Casereported overdoseInsulin overdoseRichard W. Stair, MD, FACEPUniversity of Florida Not Requested
View Case“ My side hurts”Diaphragm RuptureRichard W. Stair, MD, FACEPUniversity of Florida Peer Reviewed
View Case“Severe abdominal pain”Perf Abd w panc CARichard W. Stair, MD, FACEPUniversity of Florida Not Requested
View CaseChest painAortic DissectionRichard W. Stair, MD, FACEPUniversity of Florida Not Requested
View CaseBurnsUpper Body BurnsRichard W. Stair, MD, FACEPUniversity of Florida Not Requested
View CaseShort of breathSevere RAD with respiratory failureRichard W. Stair, MD, FACEPUniversity of Florida Not Requested
View Casemental status changesHyperthermiaRichard W. Stair, MD, FACEPUniversity of Florida Not Requested
View CaseChest PainMyopericarditisRichard W. Stair, MD, FACEPUniversity of Florida Not Requested
View CaseHeartburnAcute Inferior MIRichard W. Stair, MD, FACEPUniversity of Florida Not Requested
View CaseAcute Anterior MIAcute Anterior MIRichard W. Stair, MD, FACEPUniversity of Florida Not Requested
View CaseChest painUnstable AnginaRichard W. Stair, MD, FACEPUniversity of Florida Not Requested
View CaseI was in a crashSplenic rupture with left pneumothoraxRichard W. Stair, MD, FACEPUniversity of Florida Not Requested
View CaseI hurt all over Liver laceration and right flail chestRichard W. Stair, MD, FACEPUniversity of Florida Not Requested
View CaseAnxiety AttackThyrotoxicosisJanna Hoffman, Abra Berg, John Vozenilek, MDNorthwestern University Not Requested
View CaseI'm bleeding and it won't stopHemophilia A,B, Von Willebrand DiseaseDeepi G Goyal, MDMayo Clinic Requested
View CaseBad DayAdrenal CrisisJohn Vozenilek, MDNorthwestern University Not Requested
View CaseDazed and ConfusedDKAJohn Vozenilek, MDNorthwestern University Not Requested
View Case"A Pain in the Neck"Difficult airwayErnest Wang, MD, John Vozenilek, MDEvanston Northwestern Healthcare Peer Reviewed
View CaseSTAB to neckPenetrating neck traumaCullen B. Hegarty, M.D. and Jessie Nelson, M.DRegions Hospital and the University of Minnesota Peer Reviewed
View CaseBasic & Advanced Blast Trauma SimulationBasic & Advanced Blast Trauma SimulationRichard Lammers, MDMichigan State University Requested
View CaseFire VictimFire VictimRick GimbelNorthwestern University Not Requested
View CaseTATRC Reserve Medical Component Training (RCT) case scenariosReserve Medical Component TrainingLeo KobayashiBrown University Peer Reviewed
View CaseCHF needs CPAP and intubationCHF CPAP Airway ManagementRick Gimbel, MDNorthwestern University Not Requested
View CaseTuckering Out AsthmaticAsthma IntubationRick Gimbel, MDNorthwestern University Not Requested
View CaseSyncopeA case of Torsades de pointesFrederick KorleyNorthwestern University Not Requested
View Caseusing his albuterol nebs and not getting betterAsthmaLaack TA, Goyal DGMayo Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseWas having a bad cough at homeCroupLaack TA, Goyal DGMayo Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseLost in the SnowHypothermiaDeepi G Goyal, Torrey A LaackMayo Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseCleaning the BathroomChlorine Gas ExposureDeepi G Goyal MD, Torrey A Laack MDMayo Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseA Metal Ladder on a Wet FloorMild Electrical InjuryDeepi G Goyal MD, Torrey A Laack MDMayo Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseI Just Learned How to DiveDysbariaDeepi G Goyal MD, Torrey A Laack MDMayo Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseI Haven't Been Taking My MedsAcute Pulmonary EdemaDeepi G Goyal MD, Torrey A Laack MDMayo Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseWoke up this morning with continuing shortness of breath.COPD with PELaack TA, Goyal DGMayo Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseI Think A Spider Bit MeCellulitisDeepi G Goyal MD, Torrey A Laack MDMayo Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseClumsy Mom-To-BeHypertension in PregnancyDeepi G Goyal MD, Torrey A Laack MDMayo Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseElectric Shocks Down My BackPheochromocytomaDeepi G Goyal MD, Torrey A Laack MDMayo Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseThe Drug Store Blood Pressure MachineAsymptomatic HypertensionDeepi G Goyal MD, Torrey A Laack MDMayo Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View Case"My mouth hurts"Ludwig's AnginaErnest Wang, MD; John Vozenilek, MD; Morris Kharasch, MDEvanston Northwestern Healthcare Peer Reviewed
View CaseMDStatus EpilepticusJoshua QuinonesKeck School of Medicine, University of Southern California Requested
View CaseAlmost as soon as I entered the silo, I started coughing"Silo Fillers DiseaseLaack TA, Goyal DGMayo Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseCoughing Up a LungCommunity-acquired MRSA pneumoniaKarin Kemp, D.O.Wright State University Requested
View CaseBradycardia from AV blockStable Bradycardia that becomes unstableFrancisco J. Ramirez, MD; Kirk Hinkley, MD; Raymond P.Ten Eyck MD, MPHWright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine Residency Program Requested
View CaseHeart Racing, feels weirdWide Complex TachycardiaKirk Hinkley, MD; Francisco J. Ramirez, MD; Raymond Ten Eyck, MD, MPHWright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine Residency Program Requested
View CaseLethargic InfantPediatric Septic ShockThomas P. Noeller, MD; Michael D. Smith, MDCase Western Reserve SOM, MetroHealth Peer Reviewed
View CasePediatric Apnea due to IngestionPediatricsMark Adler MD, Jennifer Trainor MD, Viva Siddall RT MS, and William McGaghie PhDFeinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University Peer Reviewed
View CaseO2 sat reportedly 82% at nursing homeForeign body AspirationDeepi G Goyal MD, Torrey A Laack MDMayo Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseA Tale of Two TBsTuberculosisDeepi G Goyal MD, Torrey A Laack MDMayo Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseA shocking day on the jobsevere electrical injuryDeepi G Goyal MD, Torrey A Laack MDMayo Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseWolff-Parkinson-White SyndromeWide Complex TachycardiaMichael T. Fitch, MD, PhD; Corey Heitz, MD; Ashley BrownWake Forest University Peer Reviewed
View CaseStatus AsthmaticusStatus AsthmaticusMark Adler MD, Jennifer Trainor MD, Viva Siddall RT MS, and William McGaghie PhDFeinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University Peer Reviewed
View CaseSeptic ShockSeptic ShockMark Adler MD, Jennifer Trainor MD, Viva Siddall RT MS, and William McGaghie PhDFeinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University Peer Reviewed
View CasePEA due to tension PTXPEACullen B. Hegarty, M.D. and Jessie Nelson, M.D.Regions Hospital Requested
View CaseThe Apartment Has No A/CHyperthermiaDeepi G Goyal MDMayo Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseSupraventricular TachycardiaSupraventricular TachycardiaMark Adler MD, Jennifer Trainor MD, Viva Siddall RT MS, and William McGaghie PhDFeinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University Requested
View CaseBasic & Advanced Blast Trauma SimulationBasic & Advanced Blast Trauma SimulationRichard Lammers, MDMichigan State University Requested
View CaseAnaphylaxis Evaluation CaseAnaphylaxisWilliam Bond MD and Eric Bruno MDLehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network Requested
View Casemushroom ingestionAmanita mushroom ingestionLaack TA and Goyal DGMayo Clinic Rochester Requested
View CasePenetrating Femoral Artery InjuryFemoral Artery InjuryJames Dargin, MDBoston Medical Center Requested
View CaseEctopic PregnancyAbdominal pain, syncope, hypotension, and tachycardiaMichael T. Fitch, M.D., Ph.D. and Christen J. Fisher, M.D.Wake Forest University Requested
View CaseI Take Care of My KidsNonaccidental Trauma (Child Abuse)Michael D. Smith, MD and Thomas P. Noeller, MDCase Western Reserve SOM, MetroHealth Medical Center Requested
View CaseSepsis with Development of Sinus TachycardiaSepsis and Early Goal directed therapySoriya Pok-Todd MD; Raymond Ten Eyck MDWright State University Requested
View CasePenetrating chest traumacardiac tamponade, tension pneumothoraxJennifer Serrano Johnson, MD and Rebecca Smith-Coggins, MDStanford University School of Medicine Not Requested
View CaseSevere Malaria Simulation CaseSevere MalariaAndrew KestlerUniversity of Colorado Denver School of Medicine Requested
View CaseAltered mental status and hyperthermia in adult maleExertional hyperthermiaSara LOZANOAugust Medical Center, Fisherville VA Not Requested
View CaseShe had "another" seizureEclampsiaEric Bruno, MD and Bill Bond, MDLehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network Requested
View CaseSyncope with Heart Block and Minor Head TraumaSyncope, Complete Heart Block, ACLS for VFIB, Closed Head TraumaGeoffrey Gray M.D.Boston Medical Center Requested
View CaseHeadache with a Normal MRIDiagnostic Uncertianty in Headache ManagementNathaniel R Schlicher, MD, JD and Raymond P. Ten Eyck, MD, MPHWright State University Requested
View CaseBeta Blocker OverdoseBeta Blocker ToxicityCorey Heitz, M.D., Grant Williams, M.D., Ethan Freeborn, M.D., Jennifer Hannum, M.D., and Michael T. Fitch, M.D., Ph.D.Wake Forest University Requested
View CaseUnstable Atrial TachycardiaAtrial flutter and/or atrial fibrillationJames C. O'Neill, MD, Bret A. Nicks, MD, and Michael T. Fitch, MD, PhDWake Forest University Requested
View CaseIce, Ice BabyCritically Ill HypothermiaMichael D. Smith MD, Thomas P. Noeller, MDMetroHealth Medical Center Requested
View CaseMore Than A Sore ThroatAdult EpiglottitisCatherine M. Kim, Raymond P. Ten EyckDepartment of Emergency Medicine; Boonshoft School of Medicine Requested
View CasePediatric Multi-system Traumamulti-system traumaTammye Erdmann, RNSt. Luke's Regional Medical Center Requested
View CaseThe Dizzy RangerLyme carditis with high degree AV blockJessica Hugl-Wajek, MDAdvocate Christ Medical Center Requested
View Case"My baby took some pill" Pediatric altered mental status/Child AbuseJoseangel D. BedoyaWright State University Emergency Medicine Residency Requested
View CaseI’m dizzy and my sugar is highDiabetic with Necrotizing Fasciitis and Septic ShockHitesh Shah, MDUCONN Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseAltered Mental Status in an Adolescent FemaleIntentional Amitryptyline OverdoseHitesh Shah, MDUCONN Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseFever in a ToddlerEpiglottitisHitesh Shah, MDUCONN Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseBad accident & the driver is pregnant40 wks Pregnant, in MVA; cardiac arrest in EDDr. Patty Manhire & Dr. Dave CastleMichigan State University, EM Residency, Lansing, MI Requested
View CaseWorst Headache EverLP Procedure, skill & data interpretationPatty Manhire & Mary HughesMSU, Emergency Medicine, Lansing, MI Requested
View CaseMy Knee HurtsAcute Rheumatoid Arthritis exacerbation Patty Manhire & Dave CastleMSU, EM Residency, Lansing, MI Requested
View CaseTeam-Based Learning Exercise for Traumatic and Mechanical Respiratory Disorder Curriculum Module Respiratory Topics from Second Year Medical Student CurriculumRaymond P. Ten Eyck MD, MPH; Michael Markus MD; Timothy Janz MD; Corey Heitz MD; Melissa Schloneger MD; Nick RitucciWright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Not Requested
View CaseA Multiple-Case Simulation Module to Support a Second-Year Medical Student Respiratory Curriculum Traumatic and Mechanical Respiratory DisordersRaymond P Ten Eyck, MD, MPH; Michael J Markus, MD; Timothy G. Janz, MD; Corey Heitz, MD; Melissa A. Schloneger, MD, Nick A. RitucciWright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CasePediatric TraumaPelvic fracture and splenic lacerationBenjamin BarlowWright State University Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseNeurogenic ShockNeurogenic shock from traumaCullen Hegarty and Emily BinstadtRegions Hospital Requested
View CaseJust Let Me DieSuicide; Asprin OverdosePatty Manhire & Dave BettenMSU EM Residency, Lansing, MI Requested
View CaseStompedBlunt Abdominal InjuryMorsal Tahouni, MDBoston Medical Center Requested
View CaseHead FirstTraumatic Spinal Cord InjuryMorsal Tahouni, MDBoston Medical Center Requested
View CaseBus AmputationTraumatic AmputationMorsal TahouniBoston Medical Center Requested
View CaseEmergency Medicine ResidentProlonged Extraction with crush syndromeDerrick DarnsteadtBoonshoft School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseEmergency Medicine ResidentProlonged Extraction with crush syndromeDerrick DarnsteadtBoonshoft School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseWeakness and Elevated TemperatureSerotonin SyndromeEmily Maupin, DO; Raymond Ten Eyck, MD,MPHWright State University Requested
View CaseED Medical Management: Wolf Parkinson White SyndromeCardiology, WPWJames C. Hamilton MDWright State University Dept of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseED Medical Management: Wolf Parkinson White SyndromeED Medical Management: Wolf Parkinson White SyndromeJames C Hamilton MDWright State University Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseMDNeuroleptic Malignant SyndromeDanielle HartHennepin County Medical Center Requested
View CaseWhy Does this Patient Keep Desaturating?Recurrent Iatrogenic Hypoxia in a Patient with Peritonitis and SepsisDanielle Hart, MD & John McGill, MDHennepin County Medical Center Requested
View CaseComplications of MIMI with papillary muscle rupture and cardiogenic shockDanielle Hart, MDHennepin County Medical Center Requested
View CaseHouse Fire- inhalational injury and cyanide toxicityInhalational injury and cyanide toxicityChristopher CalvertDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University Requested
View CaseM.D.Geriatric ResucitationDavid MeguerdichianBoston Medical Center Requested
View CaseMD, FAAPVentriculo-Peritoneal Shunt MalfunctionMarina LazbinMetroHealth Medical Center Requested
View CaseAdult Medical Resuscitation - Asthma ExacerbationAsthma Exacerbation Simulation CaseJennifer Whatley, MDWright State Emergency Medicine Residency Not Requested
View CaseThis baby can't breathePediatric Upper Airway Obstruction with Respiratory and Cardiac ArrestDanielle Hart, MDHennepin County Medical Center Requested
View CaseTrauma: What is the cause of this patient's hypotension?Multiple Trauma with Hemorrhagic and Neurogenic ShockEric Gross MD & Danielle Hart MDHennepin County Medical Center Requested
View CaseAnother kid with vomiting and diarrhea...Pediatric Iron Toxicity with GI Hemorrhage, Hollow Viscus Perforation, and Multi-factorial ShockDanielle Hart MDHennepin County Medical Center Requested
View CaseI don't feel so good...Beta-blocker overdoseJennifer Morgan, MDWright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Requested
View CaseWhat is the etiology of this patient's shock?Visceral artery aneurysm rupture with mesenteric hematoma & hemorrhagic shockDanielle Hart MD & Stephen Smith MDHennepin County Medical Center Requested
View CaseIs this a rate / rhythm problem or a pump problem?Acute Myocardial Infarction with Pulmonary Edema, Atrial Fibrillation with RVR, and HypotensionMarc Martel MD & Danielle Hart MDHennepin County Medical Center Requested
View CaseGSWTraumaAaron Rubin, MDWright State University Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseReady or NotNeonatal ResuscitationCliff Lightfoot, Raymond P Ten Eyck Wright State University Requested
View CasePooled DownPediatric Submersion InjuryDr. Robert Stewart MD and Cristina Zeretzke MDOur Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital Requested
View CaseHead Injury in an Apple PickerTraumatic Brain Injury in the Anti-Coagulated PatientGregory S. Kohls MD, Raymond Ten Eyck MDWright State University Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseMy lungs are burning and I can't breathePhosgene PoisoningChristopher Beechy, MD; Raymond Ten Eyck, MDWright State University Department of Emergency Medicine Requested
View CaseMalignant HyperthermiaMalignant HyperthermiaJustice ParrottUniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Not Requested
View CaseAdult LaryngospasmAdult LaryngospasmJustice Parrott, DNAPUniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Requested