Medical Simulation Corporation Earns AHA Endorsement
Medical Simulation Corporation’s SimSuite Simulation-Based Solutions have earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association for our work to save lives and reduce health care costs.
AHA’s endorsement is awarded to products and services that help hospitals and health care organizations achieve clinical and operational excellence. Simulation-Based Solutions from MSC allow health care providers to learn and practice clinical techniques in an immersive and realistic environment. MSC’s solutions help health care organizations enhance patient safety, control costs and improve overall quality of patient care.
One of the initial and main focus areas for the training program is sepsis, a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death. Sepsis–a major issue and concern for hospitals nationwide–kills more than 215,000 people each year in the U.S., which is more than the number of deaths attributed to auto accidents, breast cancer or AIDS. The annual cost of treating sepsis in the U.S. exceeds $16 billion.
For example, one of MSC’s hospital partners recently achieved a 63 percent reduction in sepsis-associated mortality. In the words of our client, “This is the first time we’ve dropped. We’ve been running in the high 20 percent mortality for a long time. Additionally, due to early recognition and treatment on the floor, admissions from the floor to the ICU have decreased from 10.7 percent to 4.8 percent of patients,” said Debbie Sober, RN, ICU director, Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula (Monterey, California) commenting on the drop in sepsis-associated mortality from 29.6 percent to 10.8 percent following the implementation of the SimSuite Sepsis Program.