Advanced Medical Simulation and Team Train

Last week, six members of the Franklin Medical Center Emergency Room staff took part in the Rural ED Training at Tulane University in New Orleans. The staff members including Joel Eldridge, DO, Mark Todd, RN, Glynn Day, RN, Brandy Harris, RN, Denise Mcnease, RN, and Jason Emfinger, RN, spent two days at the Tulane Center for Advanced Medical Simulation and Team Training. During their time at the center they were able to participate in simulations that included Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Obstetric and Postpartum emergencies, Neonatal rescusitation, and Rapid Response Team Scenarios. The group also participated in some hands on activities such as central line and chest tube placement, intubation and airway management, paracardiocentesis (removal of fluid from around the heart), and cricothytotomy ( emergency placement of a trache to assist with breathing) all under the guidance of physicians from Tulane University Health Science Center. The scenarios were simulated with the assistance of the SIMSMan robotic mannequins that are able to mimic the human body.