Henry Ford (MI) Community College Acquires Synthetic Human Cadaver

Henry Ford (MI) Community College Acquires Synthetic Human Cadaver

Press Release Sep 15, 2012

September 12, 2012, Dearborn, Mich. — According to SynDaver Labs of Tampa, Florida, Henry Ford Community College (HFCC) is the first community college to acquire a synthetic human cadaver, known as a SynDaver.

Made of synthetic tissue, the SynDaver mimics the mechanical, thermal, and biochemical properties of living tissue. This technology is used to replace cadavers and human patients in clinical training and surgical simulation.

The SynDaver will be used in health career programs at Henry Ford Community College including Radiography and EMS. Both departments will use the SynDaver to significantly enhance how students learn basic anatomy.

Sharon Wu, lead faculty for the Radiography program, said that the vascular system of the cadaver, “can be x-rayed with contrast medium just as we would for a human patient. This is exciting news for radiography and EMS students.”  

Shannon Bruley, manager for the EMS program, agrees: “It’s more cutting-edge technology that HFCC is offering to our students. It’s outstanding that we are the first community college to have a synthetic human cadaver,” said Bruley. Wu and Bruley also anticipate future uses of the SynDaver manikin by other departments within Health Careers, Science and Nursing.

To learn more about HFCC’s Health Careers programs, visit www.hfcc.edu, or call 313/845-9877.

For more on SynDaver Labs, visit www.syndaver.com.



As unpredictable mass casualty incidents have been increasingly on the rise, the Stop the Bleed campaign aims to teach citizens how to stop severe blood loss to keep victims alive before first responders can arrive on scene.

There are other, maybe better ways to reach EMS learners.
Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service designed and built an innovative, one-of-a-kind obstacle course to supplement classroom lectures on how to properly operate the stretcher used during EMS transports. 
Firefighters gave students tours of the fire station and taught them life-saving measures to take in the event of a fire.
The Carlisle Regional Emergency Services Program trains students in multiple emergency service specialty areas to help them determine which path they will pursue.
In the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting that put local hospitals at patient capacity, Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center tested the hospital's skills on handling an MCI.
Fire, EMS and police agencies will be participating in a federally-mandated mock drill involving a plane crash at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
The internal audit shows that the trainer didn't file the paperwork correctly, and 12 out of 25 graduates did not pass the paramedics test but were still hired by Atlanta Fire Rescue.
The Prehospital Care Research Forum presents research from EMS World Expo’s International Scientific EMS Symposium.
Changes in practice require the highest possible level of statistical testing.
A new survey reveals providers’ attitudes toward and willingness to perform CP work.
If you’re reading this at EMS World Expo, challenge yourself and step out of your comfort zone.
Two mock deaths in a car and motorcycle collision brought EMS, an air medical crew, firefighters and police to the scene.
EMS personnel, firefighters and police officers took part in a drill evacuating nursing home residents in the event of a fire.
The students, who are experienced firefighters and paramedics in South Korea, traveled to the U.S. in an exchange program to learn about the agency's latest equipment and systems.