Feasibility of Air Transport Simulation Training: A Case Series

Lisa M. Grisham, Valerie Vickers, David E. Biffar, Hannes Prescher, Norma J. Battaglia, John E. Jarred, Sirandon A.H. Reid, Allan J. Hamilton

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Abstract

Limited clinical site availability and an increased need for clinical training experiences often make it difficult for prehospital health care providers to complete new and annual training requirements. Medical simulation provides an alternative learning environment that provides trainees the opportunity to acquire and perfect new clinical skills without compromising patient care. The following is a detailed description of an air medical transport simulation of a neonate with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy requiring transport to a higher level of care. Patient parameters were altered during flight to simulate potential complications unique to air medical transport. Use of this training strategy is particularly beneficial for low-volume, high-risk patients, and these lessons can be applied across all age patient groups, making the experience broadly applicable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-313
Number of pages6
JournalAir Medical Journal
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency

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