On June 3, 2021, Onslow Memorial Hospital collaborated with the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine Interprofessional Clinical Simulation Program to provide a simulation-based massive transfusion protocol module. This educational experience used high fidelity mannequins to provide mass transfusion simulations in the emergency department (ED) and operating room (OR). The ED, OR, Lab, Blood Bank, Security staff, providers and even Coastal Carolina Community College Paramedic students came together to practice the Mass Transfusion Protocol with the intent of increasing skill with the protocols and enhancing communication in such a serious patient event. The ultimate goal is to practice these critical skills to decrease errors and ensure patient safety.
The Brody School of Medicine Interprofessional Clinic Simulation Program promotes excellence in clinical care through the application of safe, high-quality, simulation-based education. Trainees are provided faculty guided instruction through the use of a variety of simulation modalities such as computer programs, virtual reality simulators, innovative models, procedural task trainers, life-sized, computer-enhanced patient simulators, simulated patients, and a self-directed learning component. For more information on the Brody School of Medicine Office of Clinical Simulation, visit their website here.