On April 29th the Palmetto Health USC School of Medicine unveiled the simCOACH™. This state of the art mobile simulation center was made possible by an anonymous donor. “Simulation medicine helps ensure Palmetto Health’s physicians and caregivers, as well as those throughout...Read More
Learners are provided with experiential learning opportunities through patient simulation encounters. Using high fidelity patient simulators and advanced technology, the simulation specialist, facilitator and evaluator can recreate low risk or high risk patient care scenarios....Read More
Of all the phrases I’ve heard since I began covering the healthcare industry,the most common one is how much better healthcare would be if it simply adopted some of the practices of the [insert almost any other industry here]. That’s a perspective shared by Robert Szczerba. He...Read More
The current list of classes has been added to the Calendar. Schedule the class you would like to participate in or schedule your class to be taught. Find the current calendar here. Classes fill up quickly, currently most classes are filled 6 months out. Please do not wait until...Read More
SimCOACH™, a fully-equipped mobile simulation training center, will extend the capabilities and reach of the Palmetto Health-University of South Carolina School of Medicine Simulation Center. Team-based medical simulation training will be available for students, nurses, resident physicians, EMS, and military medical personnel, many of whom would have to travel from across the state to access this specialized training. By coupling high technology human patient simulators and experts in medical simulation, SimCOACH™ will provide health care professionals the opportunity to practice complicated procedures and clinical scenarios, from individual patient care to large scale disaster response challenges, without posing a risk to actual patients’ health. The result is fewer medical errors, reduced health care costs and improved wellness for citizens across our region. SimCOACH™ is made possible by a major donor to Palmetto Health Foundation as well as gifts from CAE Healthcare and Bank of America.
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The Palmetto Health-USC School of Medicine Simulation Center offers American Heart Association CPR courses to all Palmetto Health employees and to the general public. Multiple courses are offered each week. For more information or to register for a class please call (803) 296-2273.
Heartsaver® CPR AED Course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who is interested in learning the basics of CPR. This video-based, instructor-led course teaches adult, child and infant CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking. This 4 hour course teaches skills in a classroom environment using AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to directly observe students and provide immediate feedback. This course is free to all Palmetto Health employees. The cost for this course for non-employees is $50.00 and includes all course materials and a course completion card.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers is for healthcare professionals who are required to have the knowledge to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. This 4 hour video-based, instructor-led classroom course teaches adult, child and infant CPR and AED use, as well as two rescuer CPR, BVM and how to relieve choking. This course is free to all Palmetto Health employees. The cost for this course for non-employees is $75.00 and includes all course materials and a course completion card.
Heartsaver® First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. Length of class: 4 hoursThis course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.