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American Heart Month – The Importance of ACLS Training

American Heart Month serves as a crucial time to advocate for individuals affected by cardiovascular conditions, encourage the adoption of habits promoting heart health and drive progress in cardiac research. It's also a time to promote the advancement of cardiac education and training in healthcare education programs. In the United States, where heart disease stands as the primary cause of death and over 120 million Americans grapple with cardiovascular conditions, the demand for comprehensive training in both Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is more pressing than ever. Continue reading to discover effective teaching methodologies and key products that can bolster student engagement, performance and long-term retention in BLS and ACLS training programs.

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Utilizing Demo Dose® Inject-Ed Trainers to Teach Medication Injection: Tuesday Teachings - Product Knowledge

Giving intramuscular (IM), subcutaneous (SQ) and intradermal (ID) injections is a vital patient care skill for nurses and medical assistants. Medical simulation training allows future healthcare professionals to learn best practices for nursing skills like medication injection so they can protect themselves and their patients from injury. However, it can be difficult for educators to choose the best injection trainers, needles and syringes for their skills labs. Our latest video below demonstrates products that are specifically designed to help educators teach safe injection techniques.

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Mastering Medication Administration in Your Facility & Training Program

Teaching best practices in medication administration is a large focus for healthcare educators as well as facilities when it comes to implementing continuing education courses. With this vital nursing skill in mind, DiaMedical provides both healthcare education programs and hospital systems with a wide range of training supplies designed to help students and nursing staff master the medication administration process from start to finish. Keep reading to learn more about our training supplies and how they provide a safe and effective way to master this crucial skill.

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Utilizing SimServeRx™ Patient Profiles to Enhance Medication Management Simulations

Teaching best practices in medication management has become a top priority for educators when structuring their healthcare education training programs. Specifically designed for healthcare education, SimServeRx™ Medication Dispensing Systems provide instructors a way to simulate the entire medication dispensing process from start to finish. Students are able to safely and effectively learn medication administration as well as see how systems like SimServeRx™ minimize medication errors, streamline inventory management and reduce diversion of controlled substances. To further enhance realism in simulation scenarios, SimServeRx™ offers a Patient Profile Package! Created by Nurse Educators with over 30 years of clinical experience, the SimServeRx™ Patient Profile Package provides instructors with ten (10) unique medication administration simulations. Continue reading to learn more about how Patient Profiles help educators elevate simulations and meet medication management learning goals.

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How Medical Mattresses Aid in Post-Surgery Recovery

Surgery can be a daunting experience, regardless of its nature or severity. The period following a surgical procedure, known as post-surgery recovery, is crucial for achieving the best possible outcome. While factors like rest, nutrition and pain management are widely acknowledged as vital, the role that medical mattresses play in recovery is often underestimated. In this blog, we will explore the significance of post-surgery recovery and how medical mattresses contribute to a smoother healing journey.

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Meeting Medical Mattress Quality Standards

Medical mattresses are designed to meet specific quality standards to ensure patient safety, comfort and hygiene. These standards are established to address the unique needs of healthcare environments as well as the patients utilizing these mattresses. Some key quality standards for medical mattresses include:

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Choosing the Right Hospital Bed for Your Simulation Lab: Tuesday Teachings - Product Knowledge

A hospital bed is a major investment for any simulation lab, and instructors want a bed that will meet the learning needs of students as well as deliver many years of reliable use. However, with so many options it can be difficult choosing a bed for your healthcare education program. This week’s episode focuses on three fantastic med-surg hospital bed options for training:

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Promoting Best Practices for Infusion Therapy with Simulation Training

Infusion therapy refers to the administration of fluids, medications or nutrients directly into a patient's bloodstream through a needle or catheter. It is commonly used in various medical settings, including hospitals, clinics and home care, making it a vital skill to master for students entering the healthcare field. With the help of simulation equipment, educators are able to provide students with practice that closely mimics real-life clinical settings. Simulation training with equipment like Alaris Medley Infusion Pump Systems from DiaMedical allow students to master skills like infusion therapy without risk to real patients. This style of training enables students to enter the healthcare field with confidence in their ability to provide the Standard of Care throughout clinical practice. To ensure the safety and effectiveness of infusion therapy, here are some best practices:

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Explore the Care Med-Surg Mattress Collection

Finding quality support surfaces to fit your facility’s patient needs can be challenging, especially when patient risk levels differ greatly depending on condition. DiaMedical is proud to offer a solution with MedMattress's Care line of med-surg mattresses designed for every patient risk level aligning with the Braden scale. MedMattress Care Hospital Bed Mattresses provide patient comfort and therapeutic support at every level including home care, advanced care and bariatric care. Created with CertiPUR-US® certified foam, the Care collection ensures a high quality medical mattress solution for all patients. Continue reading below to learn more about Care medical bed mattresses and what makes them a top choice for facilities looking for a turnkey solution for sleep surfaces.

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How Hands-On Training & Demonstration with DiaMedical Diagnostics Equipment Helps Prepare Future Healthcare Professionals

Hands-on training and demonstrations with diagnostic equipment offers numerous benefits and is a great way to implement a variety of core competencies for different healthcare specialties into your training program. DiaMedical Diagnostics offers educators a way to train students on skills like taking vitals, properly using bladder scanners, fetal monitoring and more. Continue reading to learn more about the advantages of training with DiaMedical Diagnostics products.

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Teaching Best Practices for Injection Safety

Safe injection practices are a vital part of ensuring the safety of both healthcare providers and patients in regards to the prevention of needlestick injuries and transmissible diseases. Best practices for injections are part of Standard Precautions and a vital lesson to teach in healthcare training programs. Teaching students best practices can help prepare them for real clinical settings and minimize the risk of needlestick injuries leading to blood borne infections, especially hepatitis C. Continue reading below to learn more about safety needles and injection trainers and the role they play to protect providers from this dangerous blood-borne infection.

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Medication Administration Process with SimServeRx™: Tuesday Teachings - Simulation Innovation

Automated medication dispensing systems are now essential fixtures in hospitals to prevent medication errors, streamline inventory management and reduce diversion of controlled substances. SimServeRx ™ Medication Dispensing Systems are designed specifically for healthcare education and allow instructors to simulate the medication administration process from start to finish. Featuring a comprehensive software package with simulated eMAR, med orders, drug library and inventory management, SimServeRx™ is widely recommended for educators looking to implement medication management simulations into their curricula. Exclusive features like pre-programmed patient profiles and the SimReset function provide plug-and-play convenience so SimServeRx™ is ready to use upon arrival at your sim lab!

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Choosing the Right SimServeRx™ SmartCart for Your Program

Automated Medication Dispensing Systems are now standard fixtures in hospitals to prevent medication errors in nursing, streamline inventory management and reduce diversion of controlled substances. They are also complex tools that require hands-on training before use with patients in clinical settings. The SimServeRx™ ESS Bedside SmartCarts are designed with this purpose in mind as they allow students to use an eMAR, barcode scanner and electronically controlled drawers to practice patient safety with medication administration. However, it can be challenging for educators to decide between the Bedside SmartCart and the Advanced Bedside SmartCart for their simulation lab. Continue reading to learn more about which option is best suited for your program and healthcare simulations.

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Improving EMS Training & Education with SimRig The Ambulance Trainer

The importance of simulation in healthcare education has been well established but creating realistic learning environments for EMS programs has traditionally been a challenge. As a result, students have few opportunities to practice essential skills such as securing a cot and initializing treatment in the confined space of an ambulance. DiaMedical recognized this need and created SimRig The Ambulance Trainer to help prepare all levels of EMS students for their first day on the job.

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Advancing Healthcare Education with Your New SimServeRx™ Medication Management System!

Adding an automated medication dispensing system to your simulation lab is exciting but it can also be a daunting task for educators who are not familiar with the advanced technology. Thankfully, the SimServeRx™ medication management system is specifically designed for ease of use with pre-programmed patient profiles that make it ready to “plug and play” right away in your sim lab. Continue reading to learn more about what to expect when a SimServeRx™ Medication Dispensing Cabinet or Bedside Administration Cart arrives on your campus.

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How to Utilize Remaining Funds to Enhance Your Training Programs

The end of the school year is the perfect opportunity for simulation lab directors to take a look at their supplies and equipment to determine what will be needed for the fall. Any leftover funds from the 2022-2023 school year can be used to make these purchases, but deadlines for spending are approaching quickly. DiaMedical is ready to help with a wide variety of healthcare training items that are ready to ship.

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Creating Affordable OB Simulations: Tuesday Teachings - Advancing Education

One of the most difficult tasks educators face is creating realistic simulation scenarios for students. By engaging in scenarios that closely mimic real-life clinical settings, students are afforded the opportunity to master core competencies as well as gain the confidence to perform in real practice. DiaMedical is proud to offer resources like our Tuesday Teachings video series that serve as a guide to instructors everywhere on how to create realistic and impactful simulation scenarios for students. On this week’s Tuesday Teachings episode, we discuss how educators can utilize a few key products to transform simulations and advance education, all while staying within budget. The video features products like the SimVS Fetal Monitor, Simulaids Rescue Randy Manikin, SimLabSolutions Loaded Postpartum Hemorrhage Cart and a variety of SimRx Simulated Medications and Platelet/Plasma Bags being utilized to easily replicate conditions such as Epidural Anesthesia, Preeclampsia, Umbilical Cord Prolapse and Postpartum Hemorrhage. Watch the full video below to learn how instructors can simulate these scenarios right in their classroom!

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Importance of Opioid Overdose Training

Naloxone is the standard treatment for opioid overdose as it is able to reverse the effects of overdose when administered and in March 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Narcan for over-the-counter sale. Consumers can now purchase Narcan, 4 milligram (mg) naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray for over-the-counter, non-prescription, use (1). The approval of naloxone nasal spray is intended to help increase access to the life-saving treatment as a means to combat the growing opioid epidemic.

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Prolapsed Cord With Simvs Fetal Monitor: Tuesday Teachings - Simulation Innovation

Specialties like Maternal Health have become increasingly vulnerable in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its effect on nursing education/clinical practice availability. Simulation training is crucial in today’s healthcare education climate as it affords students the opportunity to practice skills without risk to patients. In this week’s Tuesday Teachings video we explore a simulation scenario featuring students tasked to care for a laboring mother who experiences a prolapsed umbilical cord. This simulation utilizes the SimVS Fetal Monitor from the SimVS Hospital OB Virtual Diagnostic Platform as well as the SimVS Nurse Call System. The SimVS Fetal Monitor is an essential tool for OB training as it allows instructors to adjust fetal heart rate and uterine contractions in response to student interventions. Exclusive features like pre-programmed scenarios and a price point that’s a fraction of the cost of high-fidelity birthing manikins makes the SimVS Fetal Monitor a favorite among educators everywhere. Watch the full video below to see this product in use!

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FAQs with Our Nurse Educator - Sally O’ Meara

National Nurses Week is celebrated May 6th-12th and is a time to acknowledge the dedication and effort put forth by those in the nursing profession. Supported by the American Nurses Association (ANA), the nursing profession is an essential component of the healthcare system and here at DiaMedical our mission is to improve the quality of healthcare by providing educators the tools they need to help shape the future generation of healthcare professionals. As we use this week to recognize the unwavering commitment made by nurses all over and their dedication to making positive impacts to the healthcare field, we want to honor our very own on-staff Nurse Educator Sally O’Meara, MSN, RN. With over 30 years of experience as a registered nurse and 15 years of teaching experience, Sally brings expertise and passion to healthcare education and provides both students and instructors with all the tools to run innovative and cost-effective healthcare simulations! Continue reading below to learn more and enjoy our latest video featuring a sit down with Sally discussing her journey through nursing practice and career at DiaMedical!

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