Every month, Center for MEDICS instructors present a Case of the Month simulation in which all Pro EMS field providers, at every level, are able to participate. The case may have been an actual case encountered in the field, or may highlight a recent protocol change.
Two providers from an active EMS unit in our service area are brought back to the Simulation labs to “respond” to a simulated call. The two providers use a systematic approach to determine the resources, needed and the treatment plan for the patient, including extrication and transfer of care at the receiving facility. The crew runs the call in real time and then participates in a debrief with the Simulation specialist.
During the debrief, the critical decisions are dissected to ensure the best treatment course was provided to the patient in the most effective and efficient way. In addition to patient care, the Simulation expert discusses the crew’s affect and behavior towards the patient, as well as the team dynamics seen in the call.
Our case of the month began as an internal training point for our crews but has been widely accepted by outside agencies and Fire Departments. Cases that work for each service area can be designed to assist your crews and drive results ultimately effecting employees moral and resulting in improved patient care plans.