Clinical Simulation Laboratory
Sr. Master Sgt. Kathleen Corcoran
EMT and senior health technician with the Vermont National Guard.
“Many of the medical techs don’t have the opportunity to practice patient care during peacetime. Doing clinical simulation helps hone these skills.”
Community outreach and collaboration are central to the mission of the Clinical Simulation Laboratory in promoting safety and quality in health care. Clinical simulation not only benefits residents, students, and nurses, but also community emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and Vermont National Guard members. The Sim Lab serves as a community resource providing education and training to help meet the health care needs of the community, and to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills to optimize health outcomes. Simulation programs and educational efforts recognize that our community partners are integral members of the health care teams that serve the region.
Clinical simulation technology has advanced to the point that a “real-life experience” can be provided to the health care professional or trainee. In particular, skills needed to care for victims of trauma or other emergencies are particularly amenable to simulation-mediated learning. The experienced trauma team at the University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care, a Level 1 Trauma Center, can offer basic and advanced training to students, residents, and nurses, as well as EMTs, paramedics and technicians in the Army and Air National Guard. Real world training opportunities can be limited, making simulation training by a seasoned trauma team an ideal solution.
Last modified September 19 2012 02:03 PM