Paramedic students and health care professionals enjoy real-world training simulations at the Mercyhealth Prehospital and Emergency Services Training Center in Janesville. The sim lab is designed to let instructors develop a variety of patient care scenarios, complete with sounds and realistic backgrounds projected onto the walls. Within these scenarios, students practice skills on the METIman, a human patient simulator.
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.
METIman simulates life-like situations
METIman is a human patient simulator at the Training Center ’s simulation lab. The METIman’s physiologically driven simulator offers an unsurpassed level of believability and life-like accuracy, allowing health care learners to intervene instinctively, quickly, consistently and competently with clinical measures that can save a human life.
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 management.
- Treatment procedures and supporting skills are taught, practiced and evaluated by the staff of the Training center.
- The METIman simulator is placed in the back of an ambulance to create a simulated real-life situation. Paramedic crews provide emergency care to the human patient simulator in the environment they actually work in.
The Training Center offers both adult and child patient simulators.
Mobile Simulation Laboratory
This lab is a retrofitted ambulance containing all the necessary equipment for paramedic and EMT training, including the METIman human patient simulator. It is used at outlying fire departments for on-going training and refresher sessions.