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EMS Products Press Releases

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Ambu SmartMan Adopted at New York College for EMT and Paramedic Programs

Westchester Community College advances EMS education

Valhalla, NY - As a leader in the field of EMS training, Westchester Community College’s Department of Prehospital EMS takes the issue of CPR and advanced resuscitation seriously. Recent research indicates that the quality of CPR performed influences the survival outcome of patients.

In a move to address the need for improved CPR performance, Westchester Community College has purchased the Ambu SmartMan training system. Westchester Community College is the first community college on the east coast to move to evidence based training in the CPR and advanced airway educational component of the EMT and paramedic program. The same feedback is provided to the paramedic student as they learn the advanced airway skill of intubation.

The SmartMan system provides feedback as a student performs on the manikin, so they can adjust their skills and develop muscle memory of the correct procedures. It is important to recognize that changes in the new AHA guidelines 2010 require a huge number of people to modify how they have been performing this skill.

An accurate objective feedback system is essential to learning and to re-adjusting skills performance. SmartMan provides the student with a score immediately on completion of a skill. This is important to developing confidence that they can perform correctly.

The training system also provides the college with the ability to know how well students are performing. The college is also able to chart group performance over time so they can track student improvement.

Acquisition of SmartMan is an important step in Westchester Community College's move in implementing their philosophy that paramedic graduates from the program should be competent to perform required skills. For further information regarding the EMS Program, please call the Department Chariperson, Stephen Nardozzi at (914) 606-6507.

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