Navigation Links
Mecklenburg EMS Introduces Most-Advanced Situational Training in America for Emergency Medical Personnel
Date:9/20/2007

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Medic, the Mecklenburg EMS Agency, has fully implemented the first-of-its-kind Emergency Medical Education and Simulation Center, which will offer the most-advanced and challenging situational and clinical training in America for emergency medical services personnel.

Using interactive robotic "patients" on soundstages capable of duplicating virtually any scene and situation, trainees face evolving scenarios controlled by instructors, removing the predictability of the traditional classroom. From the symptoms of the lifelike robotic patients - controlled entirely by computer - to the sets, audio and video backdrops of the soundstages, the constantly changing conditions require trainees to react just as they would on actual calls.

To put the experiences to optimal use, each session is videotaped by multiple cameras operated from a control center, allowing participants to immediately review and critique their performance with instructors.

"You really are creating a prototype," said Dr. Jeff Runge, Chief Medical Officer and Assistant U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security as he toured the center last week. "Having paramedics experience these kinds of scenarios in training instead of it taking years of experience in the field is incredible."

Ready for Real Thing

An indoor soundstage recreates any number of possible scenarios inside a building. Several sets were donated by Warner Bros. Television, with the help of Time Warner Cable's Charlotte Division. The center's living room set is from the show, "Joey," which starred Matt LeBlanc and was the only spin-off from the longtime hit, "Friends." A portion of the indoor soundstage also mimics a real hospital emergency department, allowing paramedics and EMT's to practice the transition of patients from their care to a hospital's.

A larger soundstage will recreate outdoor environments, such as highway accident scenes; and industrial conditions, such as a factory during an industrial accident. A full-size, functioning ambulance has been converted to a motion simulator to recreate trips of different lengths over varying terrain - all without traveling an inch. The simulator allows trainees to experience treating patients with all the typical bumps, stops and starts of a real ambulance ride.

The Future of EMS Training

The Education and Simulation Center's Human Cadaver Laboratory - a facility traditionally limited to medical schools - gives paramedics and EMT's the unique opportunity to enrich their knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

Medic also has completed construction of a state-of-the-art, university- style lecture theater, including multimedia and audio-visual recording equipment to support dynamic and interactive lecture presentations. These presentations further develop the medic's knowledge and skill base, supporting enhanced skill competency in caring for critically ill and injured patients.

Medic envisions the Emergency Medical Education and Simulation Center becoming the premier situational training facility for emergency medical personnel in America, and the model for future training of paramedics, EMT's and first responders in the face of new and expanding challenges.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Mecklenburg EMS Agency
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. E Merck introduces Livogen Z with zinc sulphate
2. TI Cycles Introduces Foldman
3. Canada Introduces Mandatory Nutrition Labeling
4. Amgen introduces Autoinjector For Treating Anemia
5. Cuba Introduces New Device for Detecting Vascular Diseases
6. China Introduces Solar-powered Baths
7. Allergan Introduces ‘Dermal Filler’ for Smile Lins
8. UAE Introduces Cervical Cancer Vaccine
9. Cynosure Introduces Higher Power Smartlipo(TM) LaserBodySculpting Workstation
10. Iceland Introduces Smoking Ban in Bars and Restaurants
11. Indian Introduces Paan-flavoured Condoms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2017)... Beverly Hills, California (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2017 , ... ... implants market has been projected to reach a staggering $6.81 billion by the year ... implants are rising at a faster rate than those made from titanium. Los Angeles ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... June 27, 2017 , ... PR News is looking for ... guidebook. This guidebook offers an excellent branding and exposure opportunity for the author ... and how-to’s that fall into the following categories:, ,     Media ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... CT (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2017 , ... Dr. ... the recent renovation of his practice, Advanced Periodontics and Dental Implant Center of Connecticut. ... increased the administrative and waiting areas. The renovations are intended to improve patient comfort ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... June 27, 2017 , ... A+ Orthodontics is now offering ... focuses on treating alignment and occlusion irregularities. Treatment often includes the use of ... North Hollywood dentist , Dr. Garemani, along with Dr. Reza and the rest ...
(Date:6/26/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2017 , ... Torrance ... Smile aesthetics can be one of the most noticeable aspects of a person’s appearance. ... While not everyone is born with beautiful, balanced teeth, everyone can have the smile ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/20/2017)... 19, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), will host ... on Friday, July 28, 2017, beginning at 7:30 a.m. (CDT) ... Dial-in information: To participate in the conference call, dial (877) ... call at least 10 minutes prior to the start to ... Webcast: A simultaneous webcast ...
(Date:6/14/2017)... HAMPTON, Va. , June 14, 2017  ivWatch ... safety and effectiveness of intravenous (IV) therapy, is pleased ... in the category of Nonsurgical Hospital Supplies and Equipment ... premier awards program for the medtech industry. The award ... at the Jacob K. Javits Center in ...
(Date:6/12/2017)... Kineta, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the ... President of R&D and Head of Virology Kristin Bedard has ... the Northwest and Beyond meeting sponsored by Life Science ... from 8:30-10:30 AM PDT at the Agora Conference Center in ... Bedard will be joined by other leaders in infectious disease ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: