Over a year ago, Valor Health received a grant that helped bring healthcare simulation resources to our organization. By imitating real-world events, simulation provides us with the opportunity to improve the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of healthcare services provided through a safe and controlled learning environment.
Valor Health has scheduled a motor vehicle accident simulation on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 8am-12pm. During the simulation an extensive motor vehicle crash will be staged with actors playing patients. This simulation will cover many hospital drills, including the CMS requirement to participate in a community-based mock drill, to ensure community-wide coordination during a disaster. Local emergency response agencies will answer to and assist at the “accident” and transport actors to the hospital. The Hospital will then experience surge capacity training, receiving a patient total equal to half the hospital bed capacity. Valor Health has 16 patient beds and will have a minimum of 8 acting patients arrive at the Hospital. Life Flight will be on-hand to deliver Hot Load training to staff, allowing hospital emergency personnel to exercise air flight transfer of critical patients with an operating helicopter. The Hospital will also simulate the use of their Incident Command system to navigate the event.
For more information, please contact Community Engagement at (208) 901-3212