Faculty members Tony Breitbach and Jason Bennett worked with School of Medicine Education Specialist Wesley Burch to develop a scenario where a group of students managed a football player with a possible cervical spine injury. During the simulation the patient stopped breathing and lost his pulse. The students had to work together to: position the patient, manage the equipment, treat the patient and prepare the patient for transport. The students were observed and videotaped. A debriefing session was conducted afterwards to review their performance and recommend improvements for the future. This is an invaluable resource to have for our students.
|Ann Schmerbauch and Jason Bennett prepare "Brad" for the simulation.|
|The scenario began with the patient lying face down.|
|The patient had to be properly positioned.|
|After managing the equipment, CPR was initiated.|
|The faculty monitored and managed the scenario from the control room.|
|A spine board was used for transportation.|
|The debriefing session was very helpful in providing feedback.|