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Video: From Heart Attack to Cath Lab

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the US. During a heart attack, every minute that passes before you get treatment, decreases your chance of survival. Just because you might not be in easy driving distance of a hospital doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a fighting chance. At WakeMed, the training is very […]

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iStan Lives

Amar Patel is the manager of the WakeMed Center for Innovative Learning. You’re sitting in a conference watching yet another PowerPoint presentation when suddenly someone in the room collapses with a cardiac arrest.  This really happened yesterday to attendees at the Triangle Gaming Conference. During our presentation yesterday Dr. Graham Snyder, medical director of the […]

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From Simulation to Innovation

Last week it was announced that the WakeMed Medical Simulation Center was changing its name to the Center for Innovative Learning.  Amar Patel, manager of the Center for Innovative Learning, shares the reasoning behind this change. Since its inception, the Medical Simulation Center’s focus has always been to improve patient safety and quality outcomes. And, […]

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Sampson County Code STEMI

Amar Patel is manager of the WakeMed Medical Simulation Center. Yesterday WakeMed Simulation Center staff and Air Mobile crew hosted a drill in Sampson County where EMS responders practiced diagnosing a STEMI (heart attack) and calling for air support.  The purpose of the drill is to ensure that first responders in Sampson County can diagnose a STEMI quickly and are […]

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