CAE Healthcare provided a CAE Apollo high fidelity patient simulator and traumatic surgical training components from Strategic Operations (STOPS), including IV sleeves, blast trousers, and blood pumping systems.
As part of the exercise, students worked at different stations and were responsible for triaging after a simulated car and backpack bomb. At the Apollo station, the focus was on airway management using jaw thrust, bag-valve-mask, and IV placement skills. With the STOPS components, students drilled on applying tourniquets to stop heavy bleeding.
Said Tom Pearson, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president for research and education at UF Health,
“We are thrilled to participate in this program and look forward to hosting students passionate about health professions in an extraordinary environment here at UF Health. We have the full range of health professions on a contiguous campus at UF and the best supporting cast in training and practice to lead SHPEP at the University of Florida.”