Can you imagine what it takes for a firefighter to put his or her own life on the line and rescue people trapped in a burning building? Or a military medic to extract casualties from a combat zone?
It certainly requires courage, but the ability to make critical split-second decisions and perform life-saving procedures under such stressful situations can make all the difference.
However, let’s not forget that frontline healthcare professionals and emergency response personnel can also feel overwhelmed by these abnormal circumstances, and they are just as susceptible to mistakes as any other human.
So, how can we train our frontline healthcare and rescue workers better so that they are ready to tackle crises of any magnitude and save lives even at a moment’s notice? The answer lies in medical simulation.
Simulation can be integrated into the field of healthcare to reproduce patient care sequences that promote experiential and reflective learning among frontline healthcare workers so that they are ready for medical emergencies.
Medical simulation allows for the acquisition of cognitive thinking and skill-based actions through deliberate practice rather than an apprentice-style of learning. This ingrains the confidence among everyday heroes to make critical, in-the-moment decisions.
Nobody understands this paradigm better than Nasco Healthcare—a manufacturer and global leader in medical simulation.
With a wide array of over 6000 rugged, realistic, and cost-effective training solutions, including manikins, skill trainers, and moulage kits, Nasco Healthcare caters to frontline healthcare professionals, law enforcement, military personnel, and first responders such as EMTs, firefighters, lifeguards, and rescue workers around the world.
Additionally, Nasco Healthcare offers simulation-based training solutions for teaching institutions like nursing and medical schools.
“We are driven by the passion and commitment to produce high-quality, affordable solutions and address the practical day-to-day skills that healthcare professionals need to perform for saving lives,” says Ken Miller, President and CEO at Nasco Healthcare.
Helping Frontline Workers Combat the Pandemic Head-On
Miller explains that as the world relentlessly combats the worst crisis humanity has faced in decades, frontline healthcare workers and first responders are performing under intense pressure with an exceedingly tight margin for error.
“If there’s one thing that we’ve learned from the pandemic, it is that frontline healthcare workers need to be ready and prepared for any and every situation.
However, many of them were not equipped with the necessary tools, training, and skills to face the onslaught of cases during the pandemic,” states Miller.
As such, healthcare systems worldwide have realised the need for pandemic training to enable professionals to learn how to react and respond in situations like this and be ready for any future crisis.
Considering the deadly consequences of COVID-19 on the respiratory system, developing CPR, intubation, and ventilation skills have become crucial for emergency response. Against this backdrop, Nasco Healthcare provides an advanced, one-of-its-kind technology product—ALEX.
This cloud-based full-body patient communication simulator uses artificial intelligence to see, listen, and respond. It is designed to help frontline healthcare personnel diagnose and understand patients suffering from a critical illness such as COVID-19.
In fact, the company created COVID-19 specific- scenarios for healthcare first responders right after the onset of the pandemic to help them practise and improve patient outcomes.
By controlling every step from design to delivery, Nasco Healthcare ensures that its products are compliant with healthcare regulations such as OBRA, NPR, and AHA.
Many of the company’s solutions are cloud-based, allowing it to continually and easily add new simulation scenarios. Every product is also future-proof with easily upgradable and replaceable parts, which allows the frontline workers to find the right training solution for their current and future needs.
“We can regularly add new languages, functionalities, and simulation capabilities to the manikins from a remote location, allowing them to continuously be upgraded and updated, as well as have the ability to meet the changing needs of the marketplace in the future,” states Miller.
Visit https://bmec.asia/nasco-healthcare/ to learn more about Nasco Healthcare and its innovative simulation solutions.