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January 9, 2020

Transforming Tactical Combat Casualty Care to Civilian Providers via Medical Simulation

Today’s emergency casualty care builds on lessons learned in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and active shooter and mass casualty tragedies in the civilian world. Lessons learned from tactical combat are crucial for the civilian space to understand and train for in today’s world. This information transfer has led to unique government supported initiatives [...]

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March 7, 2019

How to Develop a Mass Casualty Incident Simulation

Mass Casualty Incident Simulations are rapidly becoming a core training exercise for EMS organizations and medical systems. How does one plan for and execute a high quality, large scale medical simulation Mass Casualty Incident Training event? Today Matthew Charnetski, MSMS, NRP, Director of Simulation Learning at NYIT at Arkansas State University and Adjunct Faculty at [...]

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November 27, 2017

Lessons Learned from the Vegas Shooting – Simulation Is Key

A recent interview with Dr. Dale Carrison from the University Medical Center (UMC) Las Vegas revealed interesting details about how the Medical Center responded to the huge influx of patients following the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Dr. Carrison is the chief of staff and chairman of the department of emergency medicine at the University [...]

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June 6, 2017

Pocket Nurse Shares Strategies for Running a Mass Casualty Incident Simulation Scenario

Pocket Nurse recently supported a mass casualty incident (MCI) at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). At the event, the Pocket Nurse team got the opportunity to see the DMACC nursing, paramedic, and criminal justice students in action in a simulated multiple vehicle accident involving around 20 victims. They shared a blog post on [...]

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