One of the great things about attending an annual nursing specialty conference is learning about new technology, new information, and new training methods to acquire skills. This year at the INS Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I had the opportunity to attend a simulation lab for IO insertion using medical cadavers.
Although, I have clinical experience in IO insertion, I attended the simulation lab session and found the whole experience to be fascinating and interesting. It is a well known fact that cadavers are an essential part of learning in medical school by providing a more detailed examination of tissues and organs. It is truly the best method to learn procedures and see the effects of IO infusion on the rest of the body systems without risk to a patient.
During the sessions, there were strict procedures to follow when working with the cadavers including treatment with utmost respect and dignity. I am so grateful for this opportunity and I am truly humbled by the acts of these individuals who have donated their whole body to medicine and science. Many thanks to their families for this special gift to medical education. Thanks to INS and Vidacare for the opportunity.