IH Mobile Simulation

The IH Rural Mobile Simulation Program was designed to provide instruction on emergency medicine concepts and to provide an opportunity for rural providers of emergency care to practice potentially life-saving skills. Like emergency medicine, this program is designed to be flexible to varying levels of experience, knowledge, and background. The course facilitators create a non-threatening, informal environment in which emergency care scenarios can be practiced.

With the high‐fidelity human patient simulators, we are able to create close to real life experiences in sites’ own emergency or trauma room, utilizing their supplies, equipment, and staff while building or enhancing relationships within the inter-professional teams.

Skills:

Focus: to enhance medical skills and knowledge, teamwork, and communication by placing more emphasis on learning that involves realtime assessment and feedback.

  • Simulation can be used to improve clinical decisionmaking and psychomotor skills (e.g., airway management, trauma, resuscitation) within a multidisciplinary environment
  • Simulation reduces medical errors through improved teamwork
  • Scenarios can be tailored to meet the needs of the learners
  • Training can be conducted in a setting that minimizes time pressures present in the clinical environment

Target audience: physicians, RNs, LPNs, RTs, Lab, BCAS, Students, Residents, Managers, and Administrators.

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