Advanced Stroke Life Support® Blended Learning in the Making
Join us at the Gordon Center for a behind the scenes journey through the development of our Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS®) Blended Learning program, in collaboration with the American Heart Association.
ASLS® is the gold standard for equipping healthcare professionals with indispensable tools for effective stroke detection and optimal patient care. With a global network of more than 500 trained instructors and 250 established centers, we are the vanguard of stroke education. Our unwavering commitment to innovation propels us forward in our mission to save lives.
The Gordon Center Launches ASLS® Blended Learning in Dubai
We are thrilled for the international launch of the Advanced Stroke Life Support® Blended Learning program, realized in partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA). The inaugural instructor course was successfully conducted in Dubai.
This monumental event, led by our center assistant director, Dr. Ivette Motola, along with Dr. Jose Ferrer, Director, International Health at the AHA, saw participation from instructors and providers representing 22 countries, fostering a global network committed to the enhancement of stroke care. We extend our gratitude to our gracious hosts – the Dubai Health Authority and AHA MENA Team. Special acknowledgement goes to our dedicated faculty and instructor candidates, whose steadfast support contributed immensely to this event’s success.
The Gordon Center in India
As pioneers in the field of healthcare education and simulation, our Gordon Center Director, Dr. Barry Issenberg, joined forces with esteemed colleagues Drs. Scalese, Misra, and Groom on an enriching visit to India. Their mission was to deepen our collaborations with the nation’s premier medical institutions.
With a commitment to ensuring that simulation-based healthcare training is accessible to students and providers, the team engaged in productive dialogues with members of parliament and healthcare leaders from various educational institutions. Their discussions centered around expansion of India’s simulation programs, reflecting our shared dedication to advancing healthcare. The Gordon Center team also led Advanced Stroke Life Support® Blended Learning and Improving Simulation Instructional Methods (iSIM) courses.
Conferences and Collaborations
Continuing our active involvement in national and international conferences and industry gatherings, the Gordon Center never misses an opportunity to showcase our expertise in simulation-based education. At the recently held eMerge Americas 2023 conference, we highlighted the robust capabilities of our Harvey® system to University of Miami President Julio Frenk. Our demonstrations underscored the important role of technology integration in elevating learning experiences within healthcare. At the American College of Physicians 2023 Internal Medicine Meeting, our faculty, led by Dr. Ross Scalese, facilitated clinical skills workshops utilizing Harvey®. These interactive sessions provided participants with valuable knowledge and skill practice on differentiating serious from benign heart murmurs. Moreover, our presence at the Association of Standardized Patient Educators annual conference did not go unnoticed. Our groundbreaking research on the impact of standardized patients in training emergency professionals earned us a runner-up award.