Cutting Edge Simulation in Emergency Department Surge Capacity
Surge Capacity Simulation
SurgeSim allows simulation of the critical initial Emergency
Department management when increased surge capacity is
needed. Events such as mass casualty incidents and infectious
pandemics place extreme stress on Emergency Department flow, and
knowing how an Emergency Department will respond is vital for
SurgeSim allows Emergency Department and Intensive care staff
to test the Surge Capacity of their own departments using their
own staff and Emergency Management Plans.
SurgeSim is an excellent team-building exercise, as
participants are forced to work together as a group to a single
common goal of managing an Emergency Department during a
SurgeSim provides mathematical markers of patient
flow. Markers can be compared to previous benchmarks of over
2000 simulated patient-participant encounters.
All aspects of the simulation can be customized to allow
simulation of any Emergency Department. Department layout
including bed types, radiology resources and availability of
monitors can be easily customized to any department. In
addition, for departments who already know the time delays
for laboratory, radiology, and procedures, the simulation can
be calibrated to these values.