In collaboration with Michigan State University (MSU), Oliver-Tolas® Healthcare Packaging developed and hosted the nation’s first ever Healthcare Packaging Immersion Experience (HcPIE), and continues to support this annual event.
The Healthcare Packaging Immersion Experience is a unique educational event designed to allow medical device packaging professionals to:
- Study the performance of medical device packaging in the operating room and emergency department environments.
- Interact and exchange ideas with experienced patient care teams currently working in the industry.
- Address current trends, needs, problems and solutions in medical device packaging.
The 2-day event brings together medical device packaging professionals and healthcare practitioners in a state-of-the-art healthcare simulation facility at MSU’s Learning and Assessment Center (LAC) to experience the contextual performance of medical packaging in both the operating room and emergency department.
Participants experience a simulated surgery, including the preparation of the operating room and medical device, and an emergency department trauma event. Following the simulations, the packaging professionals participate in a facilitated round-table discussion with the doctors and nurses to analyze the performance of the packaging in the contrasting environments.