Biomed Sci Medical Simulation (BMMS)

BMMS 501G  — Introduction to Medical Simulation  

Introduction to medical simulation course is designed to give the student an overview of how the simulation is used in the medical world. The course consists of the history of simulation, educational learning theories, proper debriefing techniques, along with different types of medical simulation.

3 credits  

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BMMS 502G  — Fundamentals to Operate Mannequins and Medical Simulation  

High-fidelity mannequins, Task trainers and surgical simulations have become a hallmark of training within the medical field. During this class, students will learn how to use of all types of task trainers, mannequins, and standardized patients to enhance medical training. Along with the course students will learn how to setup, repair, and tricks for using simulations to train students. Students will get the opportunity to set-up, run, participate, and learn skills. During this course, students will have the opportunity to assist in running simulations, while gaining insight on programming, building, and developing simulations on their own. All students will become certified in Basic Life Support (CPR) through American Heart Association and receive extensive knowledge of ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), in addition to starting their course for NREMT certification.

3 credits  

Lecture

BMMS 503G  — Basic Medical Foundation  

This course introduces students to the advantages and challenges of mannequin-based simulation. The course will focus on the case development, programming, and capabilities of the top three manufactures of mannequins. (Leardal, CAE, Gaumard) During this class, students will learn how simulations are used to teach a course while they finish a National Registry Emergency Medicine Technician Basic EMT course (EMT-B). Students will complete ride time with a local fire department, local Hospital ER’s, and at a local pediatric clinic. Students have the option to test and become a Nationally Registered EMT- Basic. Final project consist of a full day of Simulations known as Trauma Day (IPE). Trauma Day consist of the students developing and running cases in a mocked up ER. Local paramedics pick up patients and bring them to an ER where our medical students and local nursing students work to save lives.

3 credits  

Lecture

BMMS 504G  — Standardized Patients Simulation  

This course introduces students to the advantages and challenges of using Standardized patient within medical simulation. Students will focus on how to hire, manage, train patients, along with strategies for the use of simulated patients. Key focus of this course is for the graduates to have a full understanding of how to design and run a SP program within and outside of medical schools. Students get to play the part of a SP, student, and instructor through-out the course.

3 credits  

Lecture

BMMS 505G  — Medical Simulation Business Course  

This course focuses on the business side of running a medical simulation lab. During this class, students develop their own simulation center from design, to purchasing equipment, hiring simulations staff, manage personnel, and developing strategies on how they will maintain funding. Final project consist of a “Shark Tank” presentation of individual simulations related projects to a panel made up of Deans, Associate Deans, college Financial Officers, Directors, and when available the College President. The focus is for students to understand the day-to-day operations of a Simulations Manager or Director.

3 credits  

Lecture

BMMS 506G  — Medical Simulation for Pre-Clinical Training  

During this course, students will focus on building simulations for student based training. Using their simulation knowledge, students will work all phases of simulation development for paramedic programs, nursing programs, medical school programs, and resident programs. Students are required to design, develop, and run 5 to 10 simulations each while assisting and helping fellow students. During the course, students will complete training and become certified by AHA (American Heart Association) BLS Instructors (if applicable and complete their NREMT), and Train the trainers in Stop the Bleed. This course is extensive in running simulations and learning new hands-on skills, like suturing, central lines, and intubation.

3 credits  

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BMMS 507G  — Medical Simulation for Advanced Clinical Training  

Students are tasked to work with area hospitals and medical centers to build their knowledge of hospital based simulation programs. This class will teach the students how to interact and prep simulation for crisis resource management, patient safety, team based training, and multidiscipline simulations. Final project is a full student run Trauma Day. For this Trauma day, the instructors step back and the students take over. During the course, students are required to develop, run, and debrief over 10 simulation. By the end of this course, students will have become independent among all mannequin manufacturers and have built 20-25 cases from meeting with the clients, developments, dry runs, to the day of the event, moulage, and running the scenarios.

3 credits  

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