MCC partners with local healthcare and first responder agencies during Simulation Week

Published by The Bee News

September 25, 2023

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MOHAVE COUNTY – Mohave Community College Health and Public Services partnered with local healthcare agencies and emergency services for Healthcare Simulation Week, which recognizes professionals who use simulation to improve safety, effectiveness and efficiency in healthcare.
MCC partnered with Kingman Regional Medical Center, Kingman Fire Department, Northern Arizona Fire and Hualapai Mountain Fire to train first responders and nurses to effectively respond to critical situations such as emergency labor deliveries.
“Healthcare Simulation allows healthcare providers to learn to provide safe, effective and ethical care using realistic scenarios. It’s important because it increases the preparedness of healthcare professionals,” said Shivam Bhakta, MCC Simulation Coordinator. “Additionally, there are better patient care outcomes when individuals are trained with simulation.”
The training consisted of using a Maternal Fetal Simulator to prepare and train for emergency labor and deliveries in critical out-of-hospital situations. The simulator has various features to make the training like a real-life situation. It can resemble contractions and pushing, produce vocal sounds during pushing and contractions, resemble eclampsia and seizure activity, and much more.
Bhakta added that it’s important to partner with local healthcare and first responder agencies to increase effective patient care and improve healthcare services provided to our local communities.
Simulation Technology in the classroom helps MCC students gain confidence and effectiveness in their skills such as communication, clinical procedures skills, and keeping patient safety a priority while offering our students a safe and ethical environment to practice in.
MCC’s Human Patient Simulators can simulate various non-emergent and emergent scenarios ranging from out-of-hospital care to in-hospital care for adult patients all the way to infants. Our
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Media Contact: Vanessa Espinoza, MCC Public Information, VEspinoza@mohave.edu

simulators can simulate trauma, medical surgical topics, obstetrics and pediatrics with the opportunity to learn correct methods before going into the healthcare field or clinical setting.
MCC’s Health and Public Services programs where students use simulation technology include Nursing, Emergency Medical Services and Surgical Technology. To learn more about MCC’s Health and Public Services programs, visit Mohave.edu/areas-of-interest.

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