Brazilian ITO model in Latin America: Medical Training and Simulation Laboratory Center at the Heart Institute (InCor)
© BioMed Central Ltd 2006
Published: 21 March 2006
This abstract presents experience of the Educational Centre of the MTSL InCor Sao Paulo in training of the various profiles of medical personnel (medical doctors and medical technicians) that are employed in the emergency services of the prehospital and hospital type in Brazil. A period of the last year (2000) when the Educational Centre was restructured, becoming one of the most active services in the medical sector of the MTSL in Brazil, has been emphasised in particular. The Educational Centre was participating in a number of international projects related to education. Fifty-five courses of the various levels and with different programs – BLS, ALS, ACLS, ACLS-instructor course, EMT-course, EMT-advanced course – were carried out in the mentioned period. Seven thousand six hundred and ten hours of theoretical teaching and practical training were provided for the 3230 candidates who successfully completed training in various programs. First-aid training for the civilian population was also conducted. Two first-aid courses were carried out and successfully achieved by 64 candidates. In this way, 19 hours of theoretical teaching and practical training were realised. In order to make first-aid training popular, 160 children from different institutions were also introduced to CPR-school and first-aid principles. It has been pointed out that a well-equipped and trained team for urgent medical intervention with necessary teamwork is a crucial factor for the successful treatment of an emergency that involves a patient in a life-threatening situation.