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Part of Becoming a Comprehensive Stroke Center: Simulation a Master Stroke for ICU Nurses

November 27, 2012

The patient lying in the intensive care unit bed was aware of his surroundings but tossed restlessly as a small team of providers gathered around him. He’d been admitted to the Emergency Department after his wife noticed his speech had slurred and he’d seemed distant. The clinical team suspected a stroke, but they needed to [...]

A Critical Care Path “Swollen with Emotion”- Organ Donor Partners Test the Path from Brain Death to Renewed Life

November 27, 2011

Perhaps no other activity in medicine combines raw emotion and clinical complexity as intensely as an organ donation. So, when there’s a change among one of the partners in the careful, precise process that can help transform the pain of one life passing to the possibility of another continuing, those involved may decide some practice [...]

Scholarship Money Helps University of Colorado Hospital Facilitate Simulation at Rural Hospital

September 28, 2011

With the help of scholarship money from the state of Colorado, University of Colorado Hospital has extended a helping hand to rural Colorado health care providers. Staff from UCH’s Work, Education and Lifelong Learning Simulation Center (better known as the WELLS Center) journeyed east to 49-bed Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital (KCCMH) in Burlington, Colo. [...]

Partnering to Address Colorado’s Health Issues, Colorado Trust Community Connections Blog

April 15, 2011

With support from The Colorado Trust, a number of health care educators, providers and policymakers came together to develop simulation scenarios to help health care providers deliver safe care in a variety of situations. The Colorado Foundation for Medical Care, Colorado Hospital Association, Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, Colorado Rural Health Center, SE2 (a mass [...]

High Tech Meets High Touch: Innovative Colorado Partnership Improves Health Care Quality and Patient Safety, Colorado Trust 25th Anniversary Grantee Story

April 9, 2011

About the only difference between a private room in a hospital ICU and an identically equipped room at a health care simulation training facility owned and operated by the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) on the Anschutz Medical Campus is the presence of ceiling-mounted cameras and microphones. Plus the male mannequin, adorned with a tattooed [...]

Continuing Education for MDs, RNs, and RTs: Teamwork Takes Center Stage in Critical Care Course

March 15, 2011

Jason Brainard had long since finished medical school at Washington University in St. Louis. His residency at the University of Pennsylvania was a memory. He was, in fact, years into his medical education – well into a fellowship in internal and critical care medicine at Penn – when the concept of interprofessional education first crossed [...]

Deal to Take Over WELLS Center Operations: Hospital Set to Take Deeper Plunge into World of Simulation

August 8, 2010

University of Colorado Hospital is poised to expand its presence in the burgeoning world of health care simulation on the Anschutz Medical Campus. Under the terms of an agreement soon to be finalized, UCH will take over operations of the WELLS (Work, Education and Lifelong Learning Simulation) Center, located on the eastern edge of campus. [...]

US Chamber: Colorado a Leader in Workforce Development

June 1, 2010

Colorado is “among the top states in the country” for workforce development and training, according to a report Tuesday from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Chamber Foundation. “Colorado has made workforce development and education two of its top priorities, working both activities into the state’s overall economic development strategy,” the “Enterprising States” report [...]

Highly Specialized Training for Rural Hospitals in Colorado

May 9, 2010

AURORA, Colo. – A new initiative from the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and Colorado Division of Labor and Employment (CDLE) will provide customized, no-cost medical training to Colorado’s rural health care providers. The initiative will offer highly sophisticated simulation training using technology from the WELLS Center located on the Anschutz Medical Campus and operated [...]

University of Colorado Hospital, CDLE to Provide Specialized Medical Training for Rural Hospitals in Colorado, May 2010

May 1, 2010

AURORA, Colo. – A new initiative from the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and Colorado Division of Labor and Employment (CDLE) will provide customized, no-cost medical training to Colorado’s rural health care providers. The initiative will offer highly sophisticated simulation training using technology from the WELLS Center located on the Anschutz Medical Campus and operated [...]

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