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JPS and UTA educate physicians and nurses using high-tech "patients"

News Release — 5 January 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media contact: Sue Stevens, Senior Media Relations Officer, (817) 272-3317, sstevens@uta.edu

ARLINGTON - WHAT:   JPS Health Network and The University of Texas at Arlington School of  Nursing are sponsoring the Fundamental Critical Care Support Provider Course. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice on simulated computerized patients that have the ability to present with all the symptoms of an actual human trauma patient. The purpose of the class is to provide continuing education to trauma and intensive care physicians, nurses and other health care providers.  

WHEN:    Media is invited to see the class utilize the simulated computerized patients at                  10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7  

WHERE:  University of Texas at Arlington Smart HospitalTM -706 Greek Row Drive, Arlington, (817) 272-0235 

WHY:  Trauma is the leading cause of death of those under the age of 44, according to the Centers for Disease Control. JPS is one of only two Level II Trauma Centers in Tarrant County and is working toward obtaining Level I designation, which is the highest ranking a hospital can receive from the American College of Surgeons. JPS sees more life-threatening trauma patients than any other hospital in Tarrant County.  

Within the Smart HospitalTM healthcare providers can learn new care procedures and practices, sharpened their skills, improve their teamwork and gain confidence in caring for patients experiencing life-threatening trauma without risk to real patients.

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