24 Jun Simulated Trauma Response Training for Rural and Frontier Hospitals and Emergency Medical Services
In 2019, the Oregon Office of Rural Health is continuing to partner with the Oregon Health Authority‘s Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Division and the Idaho Simulation Network to provide simulated trauma events for rural and frontier Oregon hospitals and their partner EMS agencies. Hospitals and agencies were awarded participation funding via a competitive application process, under the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Rural Hospital Flexibility Program.
This event is scheduled to take place on June 28 at Harney District Hospital. The events simulate progressive, real-life trauma situations, enabling hospital and EMS personnel to practice their response and stabilization skills during real-time scenarios. The trauma event will include adult and pediatric scenarios with a single vehicle accident. The simulations provide a valuable opportunity to train and review emergency care and process for providers in remote and often geographically isolated conditions. Rural and frontier emergency personnel must maintain the skills to provide care in crisis and remote situations, but are often without the regular volume of cases that their urban counterparts experience.