U.S. Navy Show “Scrubbing In” Takes Us Inside San Diego Bioskills Simulation Training Center

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This U.S. Navy produced show “Scrubbing In” highlights a recent visit of the Bioskills Simulation Training Center at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA.

The new episode features host Paul Ross, BUMED deputy public affairs officer, participating in training at the Bioskills Simulation Training Center at Naval Medical Center San Diego. “The goal of this episode is to showcase some of the training that helps keep our medical personnel ready to provide care in a variety of situations,” Ross said. In the episode, Ross is put through a simulated medical code, as well as a birth and treatment of battlefield injuries. “I didn’t realize how challenging simulated training was going to be,” Ross said. “The toll it took on me was very surprising. It was stressful and realistic, which is what makes it so valuable.”

About This Episode:

The high-fidelity simulators featured in the show allow medical personnel to work in real-life type environments while at the same time allowing room for mistakes to be made because the whole goal is readiness and education. “I learned the purpose of this state-of-the-art training center is for our service members to recover from mistakes on simulators so that they can get it right when it counts,” Ross said. In the episode, Ross is introduced to the training center by Cmdr. Gerald Platt, chief of Emergency Medicine for Naval Medical Center San Diego. Platt explains in the video that there are specific reasons they train this way. “That’s how we do it when a patient really comes in like this,” said Cmdr. Gerald Platt, chief of Emergency Medicine at Naval Medical Center San Diego. “You can see it’s kind of controlled chaos. [There are] a lot of things that have to happen. Everyone has to stay calm even though someone is dying in front of you. That’s why we train to it like this.”


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The show, which typically runs between seven and 11 minutes, takes viewers around the Navy Medicine enterprise to showcase what its medical personnel do each and every day. It gives a glimpse of the myriad aspects to the Navy Medicine mission.

Visit the Bioskills Simulation Training Center webpage.

About the Show:

Scrubbing In, brought to you by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, takes you around Navy Medicine to show who we are and what we do. In this episode, Paul Ross travels to the Bioskills Simulation Training Center at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) to show how Navy Medicine personnel use simulators to provide realistic training. Paul participates in a simulated medical code, the delivery of a baby, and treatment battlefield injuries. (Produced by U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Visual Information Directorate, published Feb. 27, 2014). (Note: This show has nothing to do with MTV’s show with the same name).

You can watch previous episodes of Scrubbing in through this DoDLive.Mil link!


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