According to the National MS Society, about one million people over the age of 18 in the United States live with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS). World-wide, the estimate is about 2.3 million people.
Greg Whiteley is a retired Dallas firefighter/paramedic, respiratory therapist, and flight medic who works with Eagle Life Saving in Allen, Texas. He is also an EMS educator, and one of the things he teaches is running a code.
Everybody is a product of their own experiences. Simulation in education is important so students can continue to process sensory input during a real-life situation. Here are five tips for creating immersive scenarios during pre-hospital simulations.* These can be applied to EMS training as well as simulation education in all healthcare fields.
As schools increase hands-on learning, students actively participate in more scenarios. Active participation means the student is physically practicing a skill or process. For example, a student performing CPR on a manikin is an active participant in the basic life support (BLS) scenario.