AFMMAST @ IMSH
The Air Force Medical Modeling and Simulation Training team was on-hand in the Military Expo at IMSH this year to let attendees know about their mission: to build a distributed human patient simulation network, create simulation centers of excellence, and exploit technological innovation. I spoke with LtCol (ret) Shae Peters from AFMMAST who helped explain the benefits of simulation for professional healthcare providers.
Much like rural hospitals which can sometimes have difficulty training healthcare professionals due to infrequency of patient events, AFMMAST has found ways to incorporate simulation to expand the training potential of Air Force Medical professionals. What is especially important to note is how AFMMAST utilized simulation to help expand training efforts even with a shrinking budget across global regions .
For more information about AFMMAST, check out the AFMMAST website.
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.