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USF Health CAMLS featured in national and state media stories this week

The USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, or CAMLS for short, is gaining  prominent national and state media exposure this week for being at the forefront of advancing simulation in healthcare education.

The CNN Technovations series came to CAMLS in September to capture a trauma/emergency training for a team of physicians, nurses and other health professionals from Lakeland Regional Medical Center.  The simulation scenarios included patients severely injured in a street explosion during a marathon.

The Technovations show “High-Tech Dummies Help Doctors Save Lives” is posted to CNN’s website at   The program was scheduled to air at  2 p.m. today, Oct. 23, on CNN and again at 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, on the HLN network.

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USF Health trauma surgeon Luis Llerena, medical director of CAMLS Surgical and Interventional Training Center, is interviewed by the Florida Channel crew.

The Florida Channel Crossroads crew visited CAMLS for two days in July, to film a variety of simulation activities in CAMLS  Surgical and Interventional Training Center and its Virtual Patient Care Center for a documentary about the growing use of simulation training in healthcare education.

The “Medical Mannequins” story is posted to the Florida Channel’s website at  The 30-minute documentary began  airing on public TV  stations across Florida this weekIn the Tampa Bay market, the piece is scheduled to air at 10:30 AM this Sunday, Oct. 27, on WEDU (the PBS station locally).

The stars of both these shows are the technologically-advanced simulators, but USF Health CAMLS leadership, staff and residents and students play prominent roles.

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CNN Technovations multimedia journalist Ryan Bergeron gets a close-up of one of the advanced patient simulators before a team training exercise begins in the USF Health CAMLS Trauma OR.

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A Florida Channel videographer films USF residents during a simulated cardiac arrest training exercise in the CAMLS Virtual Patient Care Center

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