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IMSH 2016

Location: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
Date: 16.01.16 - 20.01.16
Homepage: http://www.ssih.org/Events/IMSH-2016

The International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) is a scientific conference that explores the latest innovations and best practices in healthcare simulation.  IMSH provides healthcare education professionals with the tools and resources they need to advance their skills and, ultimately, to improve patient safety. Don’t miss the largest gathering of simulation healthcare professionals! 3,000 of your peers will take San Diego by storm, gaining new knowledge, meeting new contacts from around the world and learning best practices they can use every single day.


Live Booth Stage Demonstrations

Stop by the main stage at Laerdal Booth #800 to watch a series of mini-presentations from various simulation users and thought leaders. *All times in PST

Sunday Monday Tuesday
  • SonoSim at 3:30pm
  • SimMan ALS at 4:30pm
  • NLN at 6pm
  • SimMan ALS at 9am
  • NLN at 10am
  • SimMan ALS  at 11:30am
  • SonoSim at 12:30pm
  • RQI at 2pm
  • Harvey at 4pm
  • Blue Street Capital at 5pm
  • SonoSim at 9am
  • RQI at 11:30am
  • SimMan ALS at 12:30pm
  • Harvey at 2pm
  • SonoSim at 4pm
  • Blue Street Capital at 5pm

Helping Save Lives

At Laerdal, we believe there is nothing more meaningful than helping save lives. That is why we do what we do. Our goal through 2020 as expressed throughout the Laerdal pavilion at this year’s event is to help save 500,000 lives, every year.  Stop by each of our booths listed below to learn how our products and programs focus on what we do best: Increase Survival, Promote Patient Safety and Reduce Risk, and Improve Global Health.

Helping You Promote Patient Safety
Booth #701

Helping You Prepare for Practice
Booth #800

Helping You Improve Outcomes Booth #1002

  • Solutions and programs focused on reducing preventable harm through communication and training.
  • Learn how the American Academy of Pediatrics and Laerdal Global Health programs are impacting infant survival rates globally.
  • Explore neonatal educational training that helps ensure safe and successful outcomes


Featured Solutions:  

  • Learn about our Simulation Education Solutions for Nursing designed to address the needs identified in the NCSBN Guidelines
  • How to leverage evidence-based best practices and the resources you already have
  • How to achieve high quality simulation


Featured Solutions:  

  • Solutions for strengthening the Chain of Survival and improving Resuscitation Outcomes with High Quality CPR
  • Tools available to ensure compliance and allow for measurement, assessment and feedback
  • Implementation of standardized CPR training and maintenance of competency initiatives


Featured Solutions:


Every Story Matters. Tell us yours.

Share your stories and photos using #HelpingSaveLives

Tell us how you achieved success and met your training objectives using Laerdal product solutions. Take this opportunity to share your story with your peers and promote your program.We want to hear from people who are in various stages of implementing simulation-based training solutions within their programs and who have experience with fulfilling a need by using our products to:

  • Increase Survival Rates
  • Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Risk
  • Help Prepare for Practice
  • Impact Global Health
  • Improve Training Efficiency and Competency
  • Enhance the Educational Environment


3rd of October 2014, a Happy Birthday at Haydom Hospital in Tanzania

Regina's baby did not breathe when it was born, but Monica Tippe, one of Haydom's most experienced midwives, immediately started resuscitation, helping the baby survive. When the baby was brought to the Neonatal Unit, Mama Regina started bleeding heavily because the placenta was not complete when it emerged. Midwife Monica manually removed the remains and stopped the hemorrhage.

Halvard Lives, Thanks to His Father

The 2-year old Halvard had fallen into the brook and been swept through a 200 metre long conduit under the field. Halvard's father Jan had just attended a 10-day lifesaving course in the Civil Defence. Cradling the lifeless boy, her ran back to the farm house, shouted for his wife, Ronnaug, to call for help, started CPR and kept it up until the Air Ambulance arrived.

When Halvard woke up in the hospital in Stavanger the next day, the doctors could tell the parents that the toddler would be all right - thanks to his father's training and action.

Effective Rescue Chain Saved a Long-Distance Runner

Having finished the marathon track of a triathlon event in Seoul, South Korea, Mr. Ha (53), suddenly collapsed. The emergency team from Hallym University Hospital arrived within 3 minutes. After 1 minute of CPR and a single AED shock, his heart resumed beating. He was still unconscious, but high quality hospital care had him fully recovered after a few hours.

Alive, Thanks to Suction and CPR

Rikta's baby did not breathe when she was born. But the baby arrived under a lucky star and with a Penguin suction device to hand: just one week earlier; the birth attendant Sakhina Begum had trained in the HBB program. When stimulating the baby had no effect, Sakhina immediately performed suction and resuscitation, using equiptment she had been given during training.

Within one minute, baby Taiyaba cried out, announcing that she was going to live.

The Youngest Team Ever to Save a Life?

In TS Tiger Sea Cadets, the UK's oldest nationwide nautical youth organization, youngsters learn to handle boats plus "extra skills to give you a head start in life". Just six months after joining the Junior Section, 11-year old Josh Williams in Leicester had acquired the "extra life skills" to save his father's life, collaborating with the dispatcher, Collette Storr, when 56-year old Tommy Elverston collapsed.

Josh immediately called 999 and carefully followed Collette's instructions from the  beginning: "I need you to place the heel of the hand on the breastbone in the center of his chest", performing compressions until paramedics arrived after four minutes. After using a defibrillator and a state-of-the-art chest compressor they told Josh that his dad's heart was beating again. His response brought a tear to paramedic Rachael Cavill's eye: "Thank you, I am not ready to lose my dad yet".

The combined age of the team before the paramedics arrived was 20 years: Collette Starr was 18 at the time, and had completed her dispatcher training just two weeks before.




Saving More Lives - Together

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