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Simulation Program

Paramedic students and health care professionals engage in real-world training simulations at the Mercyhealth Prehospital and Emergency Services Training Center in Janesville. The sim lab is designed to develop a variety of patient care scenarios, complete with sounds and realistic backgrounds projected onto the walls. Within these scenarios, students practice skills on multiple human patient simulators. These range from children, adults and an OB manikin that gives birth.

By using video, called METI-Vision, instructors play back the simulation cases to have the students review and critique their own performance as part of their training process.

Multiple Simulators for life-like situations

Our human patient simulators at the Training Center’s simulation lab are physiologically driven and offer an unsurpassed level of believability and life-like accuracy, allowing health care learners to instinctively quickly, consistently and competently with clinical measures that can save a human life. The scenarios can range from medical emergencies such as difficulty breathing and chest pain to trauma emergencies involving bleeding and amputations. The OB manikin will give birth that could late develop into a post partum hemorrhage.

How it’s used:

  • Paramedics are able to use a new treatment procedure to help them manage the airway of very sick patients through a procedure called rapid sequence airway treatment.
  • Treatment procedures and supporting skills are taught, practiced and evaluated by the staff of the Training Center.

The Training Center offers both adult and child patient simulators.


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