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Paramedics to practice on Human Body Simulators

Photo courtesy of AMR.

This week in Biloxi the Mississippians for Emergency Medical Services education conference will be practicing on state of the art human body simulators. 

The conference will be held at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino from October 2 through 4.

Often times paramedics are responsible for saving a patients life in whatever means possible. But before they have a chance to do that they’ve got to practice. Up until now they’ve been using plastic mockup’s or bare bone with less-than-realistic teaching tools.

This year medics attending the conference will have a chance to practice bone drilling and therapeutic measures on human body simulators that are among the most sophisticated in medical education.

MEMS is a non-profit and has hosted the conference for EMS personnel across the Southeast for more than 40 years.

Christopher Powe, MD of Global Training Institute will teach the simulator classes.

“The work of rescue and ambulance caregivers changes rapidly and constantly, so conferences such as ours are vital to refreshing and expanding paramedics’ and EMT’s skills. MEMS’ conference helps medics and EMTs save more lives, further reduce suffering and disability and shorten rehabilitation,” said Dr. Powe.

This year the conference will feature a workshop with human cadavers and simulators from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. They will also include a “lab” enabling ambulance service administrators to practice addressing complicated management challenges.

GTI is a veteran-owned small business specialized in training which uses accredited simulation environments for healthcare, law enforcement and armed professionals.  The South’s largest privately-owned simulation center has trained over 2,500 professionals since 2015

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