Pediatric Standardized Patients Enhance Paramedic Training

From JEMS:

The New Haven (Conn.) Sponsor Hospital Paramedic Training Program has made a conscious effort to improve its pediatric training by offering standardized pediatric patients to its students. This increases their familiarity with an understanding of the intricacies of emergency care for this patient population.

Simulation Training

From Kevin MD:

Simulation is a disruptive and transformational technology in medicine

Incredible innovative and entrepreneurial skills have led to many new techniques and technologies in medicine. Some are both disruptive of the old way of doing things. Others are transformational. Over the next few weeks I will review some of those that I believe are among the most disruptive and transformational. Medical simulation is such an advance. It is dramatically transforming the way medicine, especially medical procedures, are taught and it is clearly disrupting the long held approach of learning on the patient.