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College of Health Sciences’ Simulation Center Hosts Gaumard Simulation Workshop

On June 6, the College of Health Sciences’ Simulation Center hosted a simulation workshop, presented by the Idaho Simulation Network (ISN) and Gaumard Scientific. Gaumard Scientific, a manufacturer and supplier of simulators and models for health care educators, sponsored the workshop.

The day-long event brought together approximately 50 simulation educators and technicians from around the northwest to enhance their understanding of the different components of wireless and tetherless simulations. Attendees spent the day rotating through various sessions, which included basic and advanced software training, scenario building, introduction to new Gaumard products, and maintenance and troubleshooting of high-fidelity manikins.

[slider id=”gaumard”][/slider]The workshop featured demonstrations of Gaumard products, and during the lunchtime session, ISN demonstrated a simulation of how to facilitate and debrief a shoulder dystocia delivery scenario.

ISN is an initiative led by members from academic organizations, hospitals, professional organizations and emergency medical service agencies who bring simulation initiatives to health care students and clinical professionals throughout Idaho.

The College of Health Sciences’ Simulation Center features six high-fidelity manikins and state-of-the-art equipment that provides students, faculty and community partners with experiential learning opportunities. The Simulation Center promotes the use of simulation in health care education to meet the needs for communication and teamwork that results in improved care, enhanced safety, and reduction of human error.