CHS Healthcare earns NY innovation award for ‘immersive’ simulation training

The training program involves realistically-staged home environments and cameras that allow facilitators to monitor trainees’ actions from a control room


By EMS1 Staff

HENRIETTA, N.Y. — A simulation training program that places EMS providers in a realistic work environment has earned CHS Mobile Integrated Healthcare an innovation award from the state of New York.

The program for paramedics, EMTs and in-hospital caregivers involves working through response scenarios with mannequins in a fully furnished home, staged to emulate “a captivating, realistic and immersive environment,” according to a CHS media release.

CHS accepted the innovation award at the Vital Signs EMS conference at the Buffalo Convention Center in New York. (Photo/CHS Mobile Integrated Healthcare)
CHS accepted the innovation award at the Vital Signs EMS conference at the Buffalo Convention Center in New York. (Photo/CHS Mobile Integrated Healthcare)

The rooms and ambulances involved in the training are equipped with cameras and microphones which allow facilitators to monitor the trainees’ actions from a control room.

The New York Department of Health presented the award to CHS at the state’s annual EMS conference, Vital Signs, on Sunday at the Buffalo Convention Center.

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