The SIMETRI trauma modules and moulage are being demonstrated in the Laerdal booth 2181.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA. December 2, 2019 — The 5’4” casually dressed woman spends much of her day thinking about blood and guts – the kind that oozes, changes color, and often triggers serious distress in most people. She wonders how injuries will look days after being left untreated or insufficiently treated. When it comes to innovative training, she is the best in the business.
As president and CEO of SIMETRI, Angela Alban leads a team of engineers and artists who create and produce realistic, injured or diseased anatomical models. The simulated wounds – or moulage – are essential training tools for medics and other emergency medical responders, including soldiers who treat injured buddies during a mission.
SIMETRI was chosen by Laerdal Medical to produce “trauma limbs” to complement the high-fidelity, full-body patient simulators they delivered to the Department of the Army.
Laerdal’s contract provides new manikins to the U.S. Army Medical Simulation Training Centers (MSTCs), where sustainment and enhanced medical training is provided to combat medics and all non-medical Soldiers across the active Army, Reserve, and National Guard. The MSTCs provide hands-on instruction on the latest battlefield trauma and critical care techniques based on Army Medical Department (AMEDD) approved performance-oriented Programs of Instruction (POI). Medical treatment validation exercises simulate the high stress of performing medical interventions in combat.
“With realistic trauma simulation, we can replicate the high stress environment surrounding a provider while needing to perform interventions in combat,” Albán said. “We’re able to prepare first responders to treat the latest traumatic injuries with critical-care techniques.”
SIMETRI continues to deliver high fidelity trauma modules and moulage that is compatible both with human actors and human patient simulators. Since SIMETRI’s trauma modules are delivered with all Laerdal manikins, they are being demonstrated in Laerdal’s booth (#2181) during I/ITSEC from 2-5 November 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
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