Western Dakota Tech recognizes the importance of hands-on learning and has begun holding indoor and outdoor simulation events to help students in the Paramedic program practice emergency response skills.
The drills utilize patient simulators from the Western Dakota Tech Simulation Center, student actors, the Western Dakota Tech ambulance, and other resources as necessary.
Recent drills include two mini mass casualty events, one indoor and one outdoor. A mock electrocution event is scheduled to take place this week. The drills incorporate various programs to teach students the importance of teamwork in the field and to expose them to a variety of real-world scenarios.
The Western Dakota Tech Simulation Center features the latest in high-fidelity patient simulators. The center allows for a wide range of real-world scenarios that teach students the skills needed to be successful with no risk to patients or students.
The Simulation Center supports multiple health science programs offered by Western Dakota Tech and continues to explore new ways to serve other programs and the community.
A large-scale simulation event will take place on March 23. The drill will be the largest yet and will incorporate multiple programs, including Paramedic, Law Enforcement, and Fire Science.
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For more information about the Western Dakota Tech Medical Simulation Center, click here.