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Photos: Interprofessional Education Simulation Day 2015

April 29, 2015

Sarah Brubaker '16 takes the lead on a mock surgery.
Sarah Brubaker '16 takes the lead on a mock surgery.

One victim is a 65-year-old male with a broken ankle and internal bleeding along with serious underlying medical issues. Another is a 27-year-old female with a head injury and spinal cord shock. There's also an 8-year-old boy with autism who has a broken ankle.

These were just some of the mock patients and their injuries that were part of the Interprofessional Education Simulation Day, held at the Jefferson College of Health Sciences in April.

Katie Gambale '16 discusses treatment plans with her team members.
Katie Gambale '16 discusses treatment plans with her team members.
Victoria Fischer '16 discusses a treatment plan for her "victim."
Victoria Fischer '16 discusses a treatment plan for her "victim."
Victoria Fischer '16.
Victoria Fischer '16.

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. (David Hungate for The Roanoker)

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The scenario was an explosion at a VA Rehabilitation Center and involved many patients with a variety of injuries. Participants in the simulation were not informed beforehand what kind of an emergency situation they would be part of.
Goals of the simulation activity are to improve leadership skills and encourage interprofessional collaboration.
Goals of the simulation activity are to improve leadership skills and encourage interprofessional collaboration.
Yu-Wei Chang '16 is ready to begin surgery on a mock victim who needs a leg amputation.
Yu-Wei Chang '16 is ready to begin surgery on a mock victim who needs a leg amputation.

The annual event – a joint training exercise organized by the college, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Carilion Clinic – allows students in a range of health fields to experience what it’s like to work as a team during emergencies involving many patients with a variety of injuries.

Here, a human leg is simulated with a beef femur, surrounded in foam rubber to mimic muscle, felt to serve as connective tissue, and panty hose as skin.
Even the surgical areas were set up to mock real life as closely as possible. Here, a human leg is simulated with a beef femur, surrounded in foam rubber to mimic muscle, felt to serve as connective tissue, and panty hose as skin.
Surgical supplies used during mock amputation.
Surgical supplies used during mock amputation.
A number of health professions were represented in the event, including medical doctors, nursing, respiratory therapy, physician assistant, physical and occupational therapy, and EMS.
A number of health professions were represented in the event, including medical doctors, nursing, respiratory therapy, physician assistant, physical and occupational therapy, and EMS.
Dave Trinkle, associate dean for community and culture, observes an interprofessional team as the trauma simulation gets underway.
Dave Trinkle, associate dean for community and culture, observes an interprofessional team as the trauma simulation gets underway.
a mock patient with lower back injuries is skillfully repositioned.
In another trauma bay, a mock patient with lower back injuries is skillfully repositioned.
Zane Giffen '16 reviews the charts of a trauma patient.
Zane Giffen '16 reviews the charts of a trauma patient.
Bruce Johnson, associate dean for faculty affairs, is the point person for the event from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
Bruce Johnson, then associate dean for faculty affairs, was the point person for the event from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

This year’s disaster scenario was an explosion at a Veteran’s Affairs Rehabilitation Center. In addition to medical doctors, professions that were represented during the drill included nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, emergency medical personnel, public health officials, and social workers.

The goals of the simulation activity are to improve leadership skills and encourage interprofessional collaboration.

Nikki Kumar '16 works with her team to assess a patient's condition.
Nikki Kumar '16 works with her team to assess a patient's condition.
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Dean Cynda Johnson and Jefferson College of Health Sciences President N.L. Bishop were on hand to observe.
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Dean Cynda Johnson and Jefferson College of Health Sciences President N.L. Bishop were on hand to observe.
Shane Lince '16 participates in a de-briefing session after the disaster simulation was finished.
Shane Lince '16 participates in a de-briefing session after the disaster simulation was finished.
Debriefing with team members was an important part of the day's activities.
Debriefing with team members was an important part of the day's activities.

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