IMSH 2013 is Open!

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Today the 2013 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare kicked off the general conference sessions to over 3,000 participants from around the world. Dr. Vinary Nadkarni MD, Director of the Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provided the opening keynote address entitled “Resuscitating Resuscitation …. Embedding Simulation Research into Practice without getting ‘Lost in Translation’ “.

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During his presentation Dr. Nadkarni explained how his associated research group was able to increase hospital discharge rate for resuscitated patients from 20% to 49% utilizing several key factors including low dose high frequency rolling refresher CPR training sessions for nurses of high-risk patients.  His team’s yet-to-be-concluded research demonstrated that care of patients by 2 or more nurses who underwent this training increased resuscitation from 70% to 88%. As well, with high frequency training (2 or more times a month) this “just in time” training provided an increased retention rate for AHA compression and rate requirements from 17 to 70%!

Such simulation experiences have helped his department more than double patient resuscitation rates.  During his presentation the need for such increased simulation training was made abundantly clear when a gentlemen in the front row passed out unconscious!  Thank goodness there was more than one doctor in the house as the attendee was revived and taken away by emergency services.

IMSH 2013 continues into the night with Sim Wars, technology abstract demonstrations and the opening reception! Stay tuned by following @healthysim on twitter!


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One Response to “IMSH 2013 is Open!”

  1. Suzanne Campbell Says:

    Hi –

    I just wanted you to be aware there is a second edition (Dec 2012) of:
    Campbell, S.H. & Daley, K. Simulation Scenarios for Nurse Educators: Making it Real. Springer Publishers, Inc.

    There are 37 scenarios ready for implementation – including interprofessional, specialty areas, and advanced practice nursing level (DNP).

    Thanks for including this on your website!

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