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2013 Professional Outreach Day (community service project)

UF outreach program brings hands-on medical experience to area students
"Dressed in a blue surgeon's cap and a white lab coat that reached her ankles, 7-year-old Paris Owens prepared to perform her first medical procedure. With help from a member of the University of Florida's anesthesiology department, she held a bag valve mask to a mannequin's mouth and pumped. It was Paris's first step on the path to becoming a doctor...."

Playing doctor has been a continued hit this year with students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade. One station used CSSALT's Laerdal airway management trainers to show kids the different techniques used to maintain a patient's airway.

2012 Professional Outreach Day (community service project)

From hissing roaches to heartbeats, students glimpse future of possibilities
The annual Professional Outreach Day hosted by the Young Achievers Foundation, a local nonprofit organization, allowing the youth to be exposed to several professional fields, Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Pugh Hall at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla.

The use of the Laerdal intubating/airway management trainers from our simulation center  (CSSALT) continues to be a “hit” with the children allowing them to “role play” as doctors. 

UF physician leading the way in simulation education  

They breathe, speak, bleed and even give birth--no, they’re not real patients, but life-like manikins known as simulators that are used to train residents, nurses and other healthcare workers at the University of Florida Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research (CSESaR).

The center was formed in 1999 as a collaborative effort between the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville Dean’s Office and Shands Jacksonville. A grant from the Department of Defense was used to purchase the campus’s first simulator. As the center grew, simulation was incorporated into resident education curriculum to help train on important medical conditions.

New surgical simulator provides true ‘feel’ of surgery  

A new high-tech laparoscopic surgical simulator at the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center will not only help train University of Florida College of Medicine surgical residents, it will contribute to improved patient care and safety.

14-year-old comes up with new way to sew up patients  

A Jacksonville researcher has developed a way of sewing up patients after hysterectomies that stands to reduce the risk of complications and simplify the tricky procedure for less-seasoned surgeons.

Oh, and he's 14 years old.

The POST

Do you Believe in Magic?

UF invention helps clinicians get a closer look inside machines and patient simulators
US HSC POST 12.09/01/10 ed p6

Safety First

Jacksonville campus revamps patient safety training using simulation
US HSC POST 10/2010 ed p7

Building better dentists

UF awarded $7 million to train dentists to serve children, at-risk patients
US HSC POST 10/2010 ed p17

On the Same Page Column

Gaining Momentum in 2011

Without question, 2010 was a busy year of strategic planning, and of laying foundations. In 2011, we will capitalize on these accomplishments and build momentum.

UF&Shands Jacksonville: A Story of Success and Innovation (Part 2)

Over the past decade, UF&Shands Jacksonville has completely turned itself around. In 2001, the hospital was operating at a loss and had little cash on hand. Thanks to substantial investment by Shands at UF, the city of Jacksonville and the University of Florida, and to excellent management by hospital and university leaders and the Shands Jacksonville Board, the picture steadily improved, year-by-year.

New Year's Reflections: A Look Ahead

Last week I looked back at 2009 and summarized the many milestones and accomplishments that were achieved at our academic health center. A foundation for the future is being laid down. Momentum is developing.

This week I look ahead.