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Helicopter Evacuation Following a Rural Trauma: An Emergency Medicine Simulation Scenario Using Innovative Simulation Technology.

Whalen D, Harty C, Ravalia M, Renouf T, Alani S, Brown R, Dubrowski A - Cureus (2016)

Bottom Line: Simulation training has been shown to enhance learning and improve patient outcomes in urban settings.In this technical report, we present a scenario using a medevac helicopter (Replica of Sikorsky S-92 designed by Virtual Marine Technology, St. John's, NL) at a rural community.This case can be used for training primary care physicians who are working in a rural or remote setting, or as an innovative addition to emergency medicine and pre-hospital care training programs.

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Affiliation: Emergency Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

ABSTRACT
The relevance of simulation as a teaching tool for medical professionals working in rural and remote contexts is apparent when low-frequency, high-risk situations are considered. Simulation training has been shown to enhance learning and improve patient outcomes in urban settings. However, there are few simulation scenarios designed to teach rural trauma management during complex medical transportation. In this technical report, we present a scenario using a medevac helicopter (Replica of Sikorsky S-92 designed by Virtual Marine Technology, St. John's, NL) at a rural community. This case can be used for training primary care physicians who are working in a rural or remote setting, or as an innovative addition to emergency medicine and pre-hospital care training programs.

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Mentions: Once medical management in the rural trauma bay is completed, the HPS is transferred to the helicopter simulator, as seen in Figures 1-4, for complex airway management in a moving medevac. The helicopter is pre-programmed to have a 1-minute take off phase, 10-minute flight path with turbulence, helicopter noises, low light, snowy conditions, and a 1-minute landing phase. Additionally, the simulator has a full 6 degree of freedom motion making the flight path realistic. A technician is present at all times to simulate landing the aircraft if requested by the health care team inside the helicopter. The workspace inside the simulator is 2.3 m x 2 m and it contains four chairs, a stretcher with the HPS simulator, an oxygen tank, and two learners. This scenario can also be tailored to other situations where a helicopter simulator is not available. For example, the back of a moving ambulance could be a suitable substitute. In lower-fidelity situations, it is possible to use a small area with audible aircraft sounds designed to act as the tight space found in a medevac helicopter.


Helicopter Evacuation Following a Rural Trauma: An Emergency Medicine Simulation Scenario Using Innovative Simulation Technology.

Whalen D, Harty C, Ravalia M, Renouf T, Alani S, Brown R, Dubrowski A - Cureus (2016)

Interior view of marine institute replica of Sikorsky S-92 designed by Virtual Marine Technology
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FIG4: Interior view of marine institute replica of Sikorsky S-92 designed by Virtual Marine Technology
Mentions: Once medical management in the rural trauma bay is completed, the HPS is transferred to the helicopter simulator, as seen in Figures 1-4, for complex airway management in a moving medevac. The helicopter is pre-programmed to have a 1-minute take off phase, 10-minute flight path with turbulence, helicopter noises, low light, snowy conditions, and a 1-minute landing phase. Additionally, the simulator has a full 6 degree of freedom motion making the flight path realistic. A technician is present at all times to simulate landing the aircraft if requested by the health care team inside the helicopter. The workspace inside the simulator is 2.3 m x 2 m and it contains four chairs, a stretcher with the HPS simulator, an oxygen tank, and two learners. This scenario can also be tailored to other situations where a helicopter simulator is not available. For example, the back of a moving ambulance could be a suitable substitute. In lower-fidelity situations, it is possible to use a small area with audible aircraft sounds designed to act as the tight space found in a medevac helicopter.

Bottom Line: Simulation training has been shown to enhance learning and improve patient outcomes in urban settings.In this technical report, we present a scenario using a medevac helicopter (Replica of Sikorsky S-92 designed by Virtual Marine Technology, St. John's, NL) at a rural community.This case can be used for training primary care physicians who are working in a rural or remote setting, or as an innovative addition to emergency medicine and pre-hospital care training programs.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Emergency Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

ABSTRACT
The relevance of simulation as a teaching tool for medical professionals working in rural and remote contexts is apparent when low-frequency, high-risk situations are considered. Simulation training has been shown to enhance learning and improve patient outcomes in urban settings. However, there are few simulation scenarios designed to teach rural trauma management during complex medical transportation. In this technical report, we present a scenario using a medevac helicopter (Replica of Sikorsky S-92 designed by Virtual Marine Technology, St. John's, NL) at a rural community. This case can be used for training primary care physicians who are working in a rural or remote setting, or as an innovative addition to emergency medicine and pre-hospital care training programs.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus