Mid-West Region holds mini-sun at Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

On May 13th and 14th Laerdal Medical and Lake Superior State University hosted a two day international, US and Canada, mini sun event in Michigan.

Lead by Rebecca Letourneau, Brian Vrable and Dave Grant from our Toronto office, and hosted by Lake Superior State University in Sault St. Marie, MI, the exciting two day event kicked off Day 1 with presentations from healthcare simulation leaders such as Vickie Slot,  Educator and Consultant for Spectrum Health  Hospital, Sandra Devlin-Cop Program Coordinator Clinical Simulation and Nursing Professor, Humber Institute of Technology, Barb Engle RN, BScN, MScN, Marilyn King RN, BScN, MScN, Lori Matthews RN, BScN, MScN, FNP-BC and Kay Valley RN, BScN, MScN, PhD from Sault College in Ontario and Matt Guinta, simulation specialist from TMP Architectural firm. 

Day 2 of the event allowed attendees to experience hands-on sessions including Laerdal’s SimMom Birthing Simulator demonstrations, End of Life scenarios with SimJunior, vSim Virtual Simulationsand DocuCare EHR sessions, manikin maintenance tips and, Magic Recipe Swap focusing on moulage techniques.

See more pictures from the events on our Flickr page.

Read more from Lake Superior State University News report:

Lake Superior State Univ. NEWS -- REGIONAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS EXPLORE SIMULATION EDUCATION

Sault College, Ont., nursing faculty meet SimMom, a high-fidelity training mannequin, during a familiarization tour of LSSU's Simulation Center on May 13 in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.  LSSU's School of Nursing and Health Sciences was hosting an international simulation educator conference, along with Laerdal Medical and Wolters Kluwer, both leaders in state-of-the-art medical patient-simulation technology that blinks, bleeds, cries, sweats and expresses symptoms to healthcare workers and students just as live patients might, and responds to treatment much like live patients would. LSSU is eying a multimillion-dollar expansion of its own simulation center, presently located in the Sault SSMartZone technology accelerator building. Run a Web search on "LSSU simcenter" to read more about the LSSU facility. (LSSU/John Shibley)

 

SIMULATION SECRETS – Vickie Slot, principal simulation expert with Spectrum Health Hospitals, shares her experiences in designing and remodeling 22,000 square feet of space into an education and simulation center for nurses, doctors, and health-care professionals in the greater Grand Rapids, Mich., area. She was keynote speaker on May 12 during an international simulation educator conference hosted by Lake Superior State University's School of Nursing and Health Sciences that ran through May 13 in Sault Sate. Marie, Mich. Teaming up with LSSU was Laerdal Medical and Wolters Kluwer, both leaders in state-of-the-art medical patient simulation technology that blinks, bleeds, cries, sweats and expresses symptoms to healthcare workers and students just as live patients might, and responds to treatment much like live patients would. LSSU is eying a multimillion-dollar expansion of its own simulation center, presently located in the Sault SSMartZone technology accelerator building. The conference devoted the afternoon of May 13 to workshops in LSSU's Simulation Center. Run a Web search on "LSSU simcenter" to read more about the LSSU facility. (LSSU/John Shibley)