The Montclair Ambulance Unit participated in the Mt. Hebron Innovation Faire on Saturday, 30 2015 to demonstrate the SimMan® Essential Advanced Patient Simulator by Laerdal that is hosted by MAU as a member of the New Jersey EMS Task Force.
The SimMan® is a realistic, full-body adult, wireless patient simulator, which offers comprehensive clinical functionality to teach the core skills of airway, breathing, cardiac and circulation management. The New EMS Task Force has acquired several of the simulators through
grant funding and offered MAU the opportunity to host the SimMan and utilize it for both in house training and training to other healthcare providers.
“In the past, training used verbal scenarios and other EMTs playing ‘patient’.” said Lieutenant Michael Craig who oversees the SimMan for MAU. “With SimMan we can put the simulated patient into almost any real life scenario we can think of and it will act accordingly based on the treatment given for each particular scenario.”
The annual Mt. Hebron Innovation Faire is where individuals come together to share ideas, create, collaborate, and innovate for the benefit of everyone. Participants are encouraged to bring an activity with which the community can manipulate, create or become bewildered. Everything from found art to robotics to contraptions and "technology" of any sort are accepted.
MAU’s involvement in the Innovation Faire wrapped up a month long series of events for the 2015 EMS Week that has already garnered national recognition from the National Association of EMTs.