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Need for a GTA MUTA Organization Specific to Professionals in the Field

IGMA, the International GTA MUTA Association is a new organization in the field of simulation. The Association of Standardized Patient Educators, ASPE, is an organization dedicated to live patient simulation. The Society of Simulation in Healthcare, SSH, is an organization that supports the advancement of simulation in health care with a focus on the technology […]

CPR Directors Slated for Five Presentations at IAFN Conference This Week

This week, Clinical Practice Resources Director, Richard Claflin, and Executive Director, Isle Polonko, as well as Samm Maloney, Curriculum Development Director, will present 5 different workshops on use of GTA and MUTA methodology in sexual assault forensic evidence training for SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) and SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner) programming. The IAFN, International […]

News Article by Clinical Practice Resources GTA, Alithea Howes

Gynecologic Teaching Associates (GTAs) come from all walks of life. They are artists, actors, musicians, social workers, teachers, medical professionals, fire eaters, …yes I said fire eaters!..), and everything in between.  So, literally, all walks of life.  They bring their personalities to the work as well as their dedication and their talent.  One such talented […]

First Ever SANE and Forensic GTA Program in Brazil

About two months ago, my friend and colleague, SANE course director and Monmouth University Adjunct Professor, Eileen Allen told me that she was flying to Aracaju, Brazil to be a guest speaker at a conference and while she was there, she was going to found the first ever sexual assault nurse examiner program in the […]

New Forensic GTA Program at Crisis Services of North Alabama

The utilization of GTAs in Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) programming is a collaboration that improves quality of care for sexual assault trauma survivors by improving training outcomes for attendees. For many years, GTAs have provided instruction and/or review of pelvic exam techniques during didactic components of SANE training. Recently, over the course of the […]

OHSU’s New GTA & MUTA Program

Last year, a contact was made by CPR’s managing director, Richard Claflin, with Tru Chatelain at OHSU, Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregan. OHSU was interested in moving their GTA/MUTA program to an independent instruction model, the gold standard of GTA/MUTA methodology. It took many months but the training began with 7 exceptional […]

Judi Marraccini, Friend, Mentor and Leader in the Field of GTA!

Blog by Isle Polonko:  Today, May 1, is the birthday of an extraordinary woman.  Judi Marraccini.  Judi is my friend, my personal mentor and a person who has made significant contributions to the field I am so passionate about, the field of GTA/MUTA.  I have known Judi for decades. She was my boss at Rutgers, […]