The Office of Interprofessional Simulation is a joint venture between UAB health schools and the UAB Health System. The primary role of the Office is to support and track Interprofessional and other UAB health system simulation experiences. Support services include facilitator development courses and simulation administrative, educational, and technical expertise.

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Simulation News

UAB 2018 Extracorporeal Life Support Symposium scheduled to take place Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17

This two-day symposium will offer case-based management for current Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) indications through didactic sessions and practical application. In addition, immersive simulations will explore the diverse methods of treatment for ECLS in adult and pediatric patients. Please see the Symposium brochure for registration information and hotel reservations.

TRIP Lab Awarded Million Dollar Grant to Study Adolescent Drivers

Dr. Despina Stavrinos and the UAB Translational Research for Injury Prevention (TRIP) Laboratory have been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to extend their research on distracted driving. Ream the full article here.

Ultrasound training prepares future physicians to provide better care

As ultrasound technology becomes more prevalent and useful for patient care, UAB faculty and clinicians are teaching a new generation of caregivers about its use. Read the full story.

A Quality Patient Environment Goes Beyond Blueprints

The Whitaker Clinic of UAB Hospital is now open, and the Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Podiatry, and Rheumatology clinics are settling into their locations. To confirm that processes and staff were prepared for any potential medical emergencies, the Office of Interprofessional Simulation for Innovative Clinical Practice (OIPS) planned interactive simulations designed to smooth the transition to the new facility. Read the full story.

UAB trauma service brings Stop the Bleed training to Homewood High School

The Stop the Bleed campaign aims to provide the general public with the knowledge and tools to respond quickly in the event of an emergency, even before trained professionals can arrive. Read the full story here.

Learning Social Work Skills From Simulations

UAB's Laurel Iverson Hitchcock, PhD, MPH, LICSW, PIP discusses "Learning Social Work Skills From Simulations" in Social Work Today. Read the full story on Social Work Today

Summer program builds ‘culture of health’

This summer there are 73 college students participating in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP). Read the full story here.

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