Grants for medical simulation
Significant award from the Department of Defense helped train combat medics
The Department of Defense awarded SimPORTAL it’s largest ever grant for medical simulation research in its history: $11.6 million.
Funded for $11.6 million for three years by the Department of Defense, SimPortal trained the 7,000 combat medics who go through military training programs each year.
The grant led to improvements in training the 7,000 combat medics who go through military training programs each year. This project was led by the former SimPORTAL Director, Robert Sweet, MD, FACS with the assistance of several key investigators, Dr. Greg Beilman, Dr. Danielle Hart, Dr. Jeff Chipman, Dr. Connie Schmitz, Dr. Joseph Clinton and COL Robert M. Rush, Jr., MD, FACS, Chief, Department of Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center.
SimPORTAL was very proud to partner with 60 former special operations medics who performed as either a rater or an instructor over the 3-year long research project.
Trauma research: Training for 911 paramedics
In January 2016, SimPORTAL partnered North Memorial Level 1 Trauma Hospital to conduct their annual skills training by conducting a high-stressed, realistic environment for 9-1-1 flight paramedics being called to a major trauma accident.
The research assessed the performance of its flight paramedics in both hemorrhage control and airway management.
This project was led by Dr. Greg Beilman along with key investigators. Results from this project are now being reported via presentations at professional organizations.