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Rural Emergency Medicine Resources

Rural Emergency Medicine

American College of Emergency Physicians  – Faced with unique challenges of providing appropriate and adequate medical care in rural areas, members of the Section of Rural Emergency Medicine develop and share information related to issues such as pre-hospital, initial primary hospital, and tertiary hospital care of rural emergency patients. The section serves not only as a communications vehicle, but also as a database of relevant literature, education, and research.

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SIM – SD: Simulation in Motion – South Dakota

South Dakota Department of Health  – A mobile education program that brings technologically advanced training of emergency patient care to rural South Dakota’s pre-hospital and hospital emergency care providers. Uses human-like, computerized mannequins.

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This mobile education program is focused on South Dakota, but this is a great opportunity to learn more about this simulation program and how you might implement something similar in your own community.

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