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Stop the Bleed – the Basic Skills that can Save Lives

Stop the Bleed training

With the increase in intentional mass-casualty events and the rise in gun and knife crimes on individuals, the injuries seen in the civilian world have become all too similar to those suffered on the field of combat. One such tragic event was the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. The shocking loss of life […]

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

Male TCS Pro simulator with an arm wound

The United States Department of Defense (DOD) has an enormous training burden to satisfy. By sheer numbers alone, it employs and provides training to more people than any other system on the planet. The number of women serving our Armed Forces has risen dramatically since 2015. Women among the enlisted ranks have increased seven-fold, from […]

In Situ Simulation Training to Combat Maternal Hemorrhage

Mother holding her baby girl

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. The Joint Commission has recently issued […]

Trauma Care Symposium Provides Realistic Transitions of Care Training

Doctors and EMTs caring for a trauma patient

Transitions of care is a hot topic in medicine right now. When multiple teams treat a patient in multiple settings, communication and the understanding of each team’s role in treating the patient is paramount in successful outcomes. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the case of an accident or trauma. In order to surmount, […]

Healthcare Simulation Week 2021: United Training Center

United Ambulance Service Training Center

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 […]

Healthcare Simulation Week 2021: Brigham Young University College of Nursing

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 […]

Healthcare Simulation Week 2021 Showcase: Sentara College of Health Sciences

Sentara College of Health Sciences students using Operative Experience labor and delivery simulators

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 Associates of Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology. This program builds Surgical Technologists that set high standards of practice […]

Do Women Receive CPR Less Often Than Men?

Doctor performing CPR on a female patient

Yes, they absolutely do. 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 the Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA. According to […]

The Benefits of Patient Simulation in COVID

TCS Pro simulators being used for firefighter response training

What was the date your EMS education program changed due to COVID-19? EMS education was significantly impacted when COVID-19 cases surged, and strict rules to inhibit transmission of the virus were enacted. Most of EMS education is rooted in skill competency assessments requiring close contact and physical touch as an essential component to meeting the […]