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Best Practices for CAT tourniquet application

Bleeding is the leading cause of preventable death, responsible for about 90% of these cases, while the source of the bleeding in over 10% of the cases leading bleeding to preventable death is the limb (Eastridge & Co.). Did you know… ? U.S. military reports attribute the saving of about 2,000 lives to the use […]

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Israel medical corps: Challenges in Intubation Training and Airway Management

Proper training techniques ensure that intubation training results in trainees possessing the proper skills for this procedure and can perform it successfully during a real-life situation. [This article was translated from Hebrew from the Israel Medical Corps, and can be found at this link] Challenges in intubation training: airway management Airway management is one of […]

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Information transfer problems at different stages of treatment in multiple casualty incidents

You may be wondering why, at Extreme Simulations, we practice different steps in handling multiple casualty incidents and correlate them from the first minute of the rescue mission up to hospitalization. Loss of information due to separate trainings within an organization In an organization, different sections of the organization take part in trainings separately and […]

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When disaster strikes rescue forces: disaster recovery principles

Disaster recovery for rescue forces is a real necessity in every country, so how do you prepare for such a scenario? The Beirut mega-disaster reminded us once again how important it is that medical and rescue forces are prepared to manage extreme events. Disaster recovery principles for rescue forces One of the characteristics of mega-disasters […]

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The problem of NOT using realistic mannequins in disaster area training

Is there a problem if you’re not using realistic mannequins in disaster area training? Extreme Simulations has provided hundreds of disaster area & search and rescue drills. We noticed that in many of them the clients use unrealistic rescue mannequins. These are unrealistic in their looks, feel, volume, density and weight. How is that an […]

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Training Multiple Trainees? Top Things To Focus On

Keep it simple. That’s our top piece of advice when training multiple trainees. When working with large groups of people, you want to make sure that everyone is getting the experience that teaches them new skills. Challenges of training multiple trainees The challenge that comes with such a training experience is that you will need […]

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How To Provide A Realistic Extreme Training & Avoid Methodic, Unrealistic Training

In a prior article on realistic extreme training, “Why is it important to train in understanding the story of an event?”, we discussed the importance of training your team in understanding the story of the event. In the following article, we will discuss the actions that need to be undertaken once you understand what is […]

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Fast and Furious Training for Extreme Events: The Hands-On Training Experience That Feels Real

Fast and Furious is a training methodology developed by Extreme Simulations and is based on several principles: 100% practical experience A minimum waste of time Not classroom-based Focus on enhancement of the trainee Consideration of the trainee’s goals A good atmosphere Logistical simplicity Read more about training for an extreme event here. Is the following […]

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Measuring Training Efficiency: What Did You Learn & How Did You Improve Your Skills?

We often invest a lot of resources into our training, but forget about measuring training efficiency: monitoring quantitative and qualitative measurements and tracking once the training exercises are over. Measuring training efficiency: why is it important? Correct measurements of your training results can show you exactly where you need to improve, as well as the […]

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The Role of Storytelling in Extreme Events Training

Nothing compares to a good story. Whether we are talking about children’s bedtime stories, fun stories that you tell your friends or… stories that explain extreme events and put things into perspective. As humans, we live to tell stories. When we make a decision, we base it upon a scenario – which is basically a […]