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Simulation Truck Unveiled

Simulation Truck Unveiled

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The arrival of an emergency simulation truck in Minot will bring hands-on medical training to Northwestern North Dakota.

The truck is one of four in North Dakota and is coordinated through a UND program called Simulation in Motion-North Dakota.

The inside of the truck resembles the inside of an ambulance where medical providers and EMS personnel can practice real-life scenarios on a robotic patient.

Trinity's SIM-ND coordinator, Tamera Harvey, says the simulator offers the same situations that occur during an emergency.

(Tamera Harvey, Trinity SIM-ND Coordinator)"You can start blood, you can start and IV, give them medications, shock them if they need to, intibate them. We have an adult, we have a child, we have a baby, and we will be getting a laboring mom."

The simulation truck will travel throughout the Northwestern part of the state and allow for medical personnel in the region to be trained.

One Minot paramedic says the simulation will help medical professionals to enhance the skills they've already learned.

(Tim Owen, Minot Community Ambulance Paramedic)"We're able to practice on this robot, this simulator, to make us better out in the field. We're going to do things that are definitely good for us, maybe even better than what we've done before."

The simulation program is funded by a grant from the Henmsley Charitable Trust.

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