“medical training”

May
28

Hay fever – Nothing to Sniff About

If you’re one of the millions of people who start sneezing as soon as spring arrives and trees and flowers start to shower us with their pollen, then you’ll know exactly what hay fever is all about. Streaming eyes, blocked nose, sneezing, itching skin – it’s not a lot of fun. There’s still lots we […]

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Apr
30

Reducing Maternal Mortality: Effective Training In Emergency Cesarean Deliveries

Nobody wants to think of worst case scenarios in childbirth, least of all the laboring mother. But it’s something which medical professionals have to think about and keep thinking about until the baby is safely delivered. It’s one of the rare medical situations when you have two patients, both of which need constant monitoring. In […]

By Joanna Aitkens | Medical Simulation
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Apr
24

Stop The Bleed

Did you know that hemorrhage is the #1 cause of civilian and combat deaths? If you were faced with an emergency situation and a person was bleeding heavily in front of you, what do you think you would need to do before the emergency services arrived? 

By Joanna Aitkens | Medical Simulation . TCCC Training
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Mar
01

How Do Students Benefit From Skills Labs?

A growing and ageing world population means that the demand for skilled medical personnel is higher than ever. In the USA alone there are over 3 million registered nurses and almost a million doctors. The UK’s NHS is the country’s biggest employer. Every year, thousands of students embark on a new career in medicine, whether […]

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Nov
02

What is Sepsis?

There’s a growing awareness of sepsis as a potentially life-threatening condition. In August 2016, the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) branded the condition a “medical emergency”, after figures showing that 72% of patients diagnosed with sepsis had recently been seen by a doctor or nurse who had failed to make the initial diagnosis. The […]

By Joanna | Medical Education
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Apr
08

Is Using Real Bodies The Only Way to Teach Anatomy?

In recent years, newspapers in the UK, Germany and North America have been reporting an unexpected problem for medical schools. The rising cost of a funeral, which can run to as much as $10,000 US, is prompting more people than ever to consider donating their bodies to medical science after they die, rather than opt […]

By Joanna | Medical Education
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Apr
14

Quality CPR Practice Needs Quality CPR Training

70% of Americans feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency and as 88% of these types of emergencies occur, we all need to be prepared to save a life with CPR skills.  Providing CPR in the first few minutes can triple a victim's chance of survival. Public support of CPR education classes is rapidly […]

By Joanna | Medical Education
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Sim City Under Attack – And Not An Orange In Sight

How do you train people to work in hostile and dangerous situations? What prepares the uninitiated for terrible injuries and frightening working conditions?   In a world primed for the latest computer games and technology, it’s no surprise that our Armed Forces are benefitting from virtual reality too. Civilians may be playing at soldiers on […]

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