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.
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.