International training in Ukraine
In 2012, a group of Emergency Medicine physicians from Tennessee, with an emphasis on International medical collaboration, asked Dr. Michelle Sergel to join in their medical mission to Ukraine in December 2013. Dr. Sergel was asked to incorporate medical simulation into the previously built curricula. The initiative was incredibly well received and the team was asked to return, with their simulation-based education, in September 2013. Read more about the initiative in ACEP Now.
Making skins/silicone based moulage – Keeping with the mission statement of the hospital and being resource conscious, Dr. Sergel works to keep cost for consumables down by making skins, suture pads, knotting boards and much more. Being resource conscious and creative in simulation is not only an important skill for simulation leaders, but it is critical for growth and sustainability of a simulation training center.