Thanks to a collaboration between Palmetto Health and USC’s School of Medicine, South Carolina medical professionals can now practice procedures and processes using SimCOACH.
SimCOACH (simulation in medicine community outreach and community health) is a mobile, high-tech, realistic simulator that includes two simulation spaces and a centralized control area with computers and monitoring devices.
The mobile simulator ventured to the Lowcountry last week to train medical staff on difficult baby deliveries, which often lead to cesarean section births. The Department of Health and Human Services and SCHA has partnered with SimCOACH to support the birth outcomes initiative (BOI). The BOI's current focus is on reducing the amount of cesarean sections, which have greater health risks to mothers.
SimCOACH stopped at Coastal Carolina Hospital on September 17 to practice delivery procedures, then headed to Hilton Head, S.C. the following day for SCHA’s annual TAP (Trustee, Administrator, Physician) Conference. Attendees were able to participate in a demonstration on Safe Surgery Checklist procedures.
For more information on the Coastal Carolina Hospital event, click here to read an article from Bluffton Today.