The Center offers students true-to-life medical and trauma care simulation training where participants can fine tune their emergency care skills. Instructor-controlled mannequins give students a nearly real-life experience in providing treatment for various conditions.
There is a simulated ambulance that EMS students use to practice loading and unloading a 150-pound mannequin and experience what it is like to provide medical treatment within the confines of the vehicle.
Students have access to the most realistic, risk-free learning experience available today.The lifelike computerized mannequins can be programmed to “experience” a variety of medical conditions, such as constricted airways or cardiac problems, allowing students to develop a broad base of crisis experience.
For example, students can inject a “drug” into the mannequin in exactly the same way they would do on a live patient and observe the mannequin’s true-to-life reaction. If the student injects too much or too little, the mannequin demonstrates what the outcome of the treatment is.
Just as an airline pilot learns to handle emergencies in the air by training on a flight simulator, students are able to learn how to safely handle crises they may not see every day.
Each scenario is audio and video recorded for a facilitator-led debriefing at which the instructor offers positive reinforcement by pointing out what was done well and helps students identify what could have been done differently. Having been through these scenarios, the students will remember when the real situation occurs, and their patients will benefit from that experience.