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Stop the Bleed – the Basic Skills that can Save Lives

As a trauma surgeon, Jacobs was all too aware that the primary cause of preventable death, post-trauma, is hemorrhage. But if addressed quickly enough, even with the traumatic amputation of a limb, bleeding from an extremity wound can always be controlled: no one should bleed to death from such an injury.

2022-05-10T16:49:26+00:00

Welcome to TCS Pro – The Future of High Fidelity Trauma Simulation

With the introduction of the Trauma Care Simulator Pro (TCS Pro), OEI provided users with a single simulator design that supports multiple trauma modules and capabilities. In this way, a single simulator can morph from a representation of a healthy individual to a polytrauma patient within a matter of minutes.

2022-02-17T19:35:35+00:00

In Situ Simulation Training to Combat Maternal Hemorrhage

Figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the maternal mortality rate has more than doubled since 1987, reaching an alarming high of 17.3 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. Worse, the CDC estimates that 60% of maternal deaths reviewed in a study were preventable.

2021-12-02T18:32:42+00:00

Trauma Care Symposium Provides Realistic Transitions of Care Training

Tony and Andrew Stimpson looked at their area’s training need holistically and wanted to offer a high-quality training event for all those involved in this most critical transition of care. They also felt deeply that they needed to provide real world exposure to the entire arc of care for all professionals that interact in these situations to improve communication–and ultimately care. They went to work recruiting care partners that might be able to help them put together a training offering and were able to provide a full day trauma symposium for free to medical personnel in their area.

2021-10-25T17:00:14+00:00

Healthcare Simulation Week 2021 Showcase: Brigham Young University College of Nursing

In recognition of this week being Healthcare Simulation Week 2021, we are showcasing some of the OEI family of users who have integrated Operative Experience (OEI) simulation technology into their learning programs. Shelly J. Reed, PhD, DNP, APRN, CNM, CNE is an Associate Teaching Professor at Brigham Young University (BYU) College of Nursing which provides a baccalaureate nursing program. The baccalaureate nursing program prepares general practitioners with the knowledge, skills, leadership abilities, values, and competencies commensurate with roles of professional nursing practice.

2021-09-15T18:33:02+00:00

Healthcare Simulation Week 2021 Showcase: United Training Center/United Ambulance Service

Today, for SSH’s Healthcare Simulation Week 2021, we are showcasing one of the OEI family of users who have integrated Operative Experience (OEI) simulation technology into their learning programs. The United Training Center (UTC) Paramedic Program is a consortium of United Ambulance Service, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and Central Maine Medical Center. The Center is an authorized NAEMT Training Center, Maine EMS authorized Training Center, Massachusetts Accredited Training Center, and is CAAHEP Accredited.

2021-09-14T10:33:07+00:00

Healthcare Simulation Week 2021 Showcase: Sentara College of Health Sciences

In honor of SSH’s Healthcare Simulation Week 2021, we are showcasing some of the OEI family of users who have integrated Operative Experience (OEI) simulation technology into their learning programs. Sentara College of Health Sciences offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology. This program builds Surgical Technologists that set high standards of practice and are deeply committed to quality patient-focused care.

2021-09-13T13:38:42+00:00

Sharing the Wealth: Innovative Approach Tackles Labor and Delivery Challenges in Critical Access Hospitals

Rick Breuer had a problem. As the CEO of Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet, Minnesota, Rick was keenly aware that the obstetrics practitioners at his smaller hospital weren’t able to attend to as many patients in his area as they would like. There were just too few high-risk cases to keep skills sharp, and Rick and the rest of the team wondered if they were really as prepared as they should be for what Rick termed “rare, terrifying events” like maternal hemorrhage. Read how Rick was able to work with Blue Cross/Blue Shield to fund the purchase of a RealMom Birthing Simulator to provide simulation-based labor and delivery training for his team and then share the model with other hospitals, either to emulate or to participate in the program. 

2021-07-22T18:32:24+00:00

Do Women Receive CPR Less Often Than Men?

It is surprising to learn that women who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital receive bystander CPR less often than men, even though it is a proven intervention associated with improved rates of survival with good neurological recovery. According to research, women received CPR in 39% of witnessed instances of collapse whereas men received CPR in 45% of their cases. That may not sound like much, but it definitely impacts survival with men surviving at a higher rate.

2021-05-20T16:50:29+00:00
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