Laerdal Medical Platinum sponsored our 2nd annual hands-on simulation technology training event in Australia!

Laerdal Medical's commitment to the simulation champion community specializing in healthcare simulation technology has helped to connect professionals across the world and elevate the discussion around technology in simulation.  SimGHOSTS Event Director Ryan Eling and Laerdal Medical's Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand Graeme Folds were happy to welcome Dr. Carolyn Yucha as the Keynote Speaker at SimGHOSTS 2015 AUS.  Dr. Yucha brought a wealth of experience, knowledge and innovation within healthcare simulation through her work with the Nevada System of Higher Education in creating the Clinical Simulation Center of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, a partnership between UNLV, Nevada State College and the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Keynote Address: “Communicating and Negotiating to Advance Your Simulation Program”


Read a summary of the Keynote Address here.

About Dr. Carolyn Yucha



Carolyn Yucha's primary role is administration; however, she has taught research methods and grant writing online at the doctoral level and transitions to practice at the undergraduate level. As the dean, Yucha is responsible for the UNLV nursing program. Under her guidance, the School of Nursing offers educational programs for the basic BSN degree, MSN degrees with Nurse Practitioner and Education tracks, a Ph.D. in Nursing, and a Doctor of Nursing practice degree. Her research focuses on physiological stress reactions. She received research funding from the National Institutes of Health to study the use of biofeedback-assisted relaxation training in the treatment of hypertension. She has expertise in stress monitoring, using such variables as ambulatory blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, skin conductance, skin temperature, and muscle electrical activity. She recently completed a funded study to measure the physiological responses to gambling in women. Currently, she's exploring ways to reduce stress in nursing students. Dr. Yucha has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, six chapters, and a monograph, and she is editor of the scientific peer-reviewed journal Biological Research for Nursing. She is also a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

About Laerdal Medical


Laerdal Medical, one of the world's leading providers of Healthcare Solutions, is dedicated to helping save lives with products and services for Simulation, Airway Management, Immobilisation, Basic and Advanced Life Support, Patient Care and Medical Education. Laerdal is pleased to serve all healthcare providers and educators, from the lay rescuer to medical professionals. Their vision is that no one should unnecessarily die or be disabled during birth or from sudden illness or trauma.
Laerdal has a global focus on achieving this vision through four key areas:
1. Reaching more laypeople with CPR training  by developing easy to use, affordable, self-directed and personal CPR training products designed for CPR at home, for the whole family.
2. Providing better healthcare and training through simulation - Laerdal's commitment to development and refinement of the patient simulation portfolio. Increased support services and networking through educational events helping unite simulation educators.
3. Helping Babies Breathe in developing countries - A Laerdal Global Health initiative personally driven by Tore Laerdal involving the development of a low cost obstetric and newborn care and resuscitation product with the philanthropic ambition of helping developing countries significantly reduce infant, child and maternal mortality.
4. Improving the quality of CPR - by supporting trained rescuers with live CPR coaching devices which allows guidelines compliant CPR to be delivered consistently throughout the chain of survival.